Two Hundred Sixty-One

It’s so damn easy for me to get distracted and, in so doing, to absent-mindedly behave in a way that causes other people to feel I am ignoring them or their feelings. Or, perhaps, the perception is simply that I lack empathy. I understand that. I was on the receiving end of that distraction recently and I felt ignored, as if my emotional discomfort was of no concern to someone who, in hindsight, I feel sure intended nothing of the sort. But my “receiving end” experience was a lesson to me: pay attention to your surroundings, especially the people who might be depending on you for acknowledgement or comfort.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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