I saw the title of this node in the middle of a big gob of softlinks, and I just had to write something.
I feel like my life is so terrible, and everyone else is so happy, not realizing that they're hiding their problems just like I'm hiding mine.
That's one of the things I really love about E2. No matter what I'm going through, there's someone who's going through something worse, or something similiar, or at least who has. We don't need to hide anything, simply because we aren't faced with the threatening intimacy of being face-to-face.
The intimidating comparisons are gone, and, last night, I finally realized that other people don't live a charmed life.
Wouldn't the world be a much better place if we could all truly understand each other? If we could get past the outsides and see the pain we're causing one another? If we could really feel all of humanity as a group, really understand them, rather than just feeling for ourselves and being forever trapped in our own minds?