Emotions hurt writing


Is it normal to become more sensitive as you age? And I don’t mean sensitive in the physical sense, I’m talkin about things that hurt your feelings, or as a friend of mine often tells me, your “one feeling.”

My one feeling has been hurt an awful lot lately. And I keep thinking I shouldn’t let things bother me like that, but then why should I have to apologize for being sensitive? Why shouldn’t the “other person” make an attempt to be just a teeny bit more caring? Even an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bit more caring.

It’s not that “other person” is mean, cruel, or doing things on purpose that hurt my “one feeling,” and in all honesty “other person” is a loving, caring individual, most of the time. But we all have our faults.

I suppose aging causes certain short circuits. I’ve not researched this phenomena but I have no doubts that I’ve gotten more sensitive as I’ve aged. Maybe writing about it will help, and so I reckon it’s time to get started on an introduction to my forthcoming book: “An Aging Male and His One Hurt Feeling.”


By TC Conner

Pro hobbyist photographer, drone enthusiast, musician, husband and father.

8 replies on “Sensitivity”

You need to develop a thicker shell, maybe. Or oilier skin so the bad stuff just rolls right off. I’ve always been sensitive so I have no idea what you mean about aging causing it. Could be I was born old.

When you get that book written, a book tour in Florida would be most appropriate. I’ve decided to offer a special discount to writers who bring me signed copies of their latest books.

Maybe aging affects the sexes in different ways. “Other person” seems to have a “thicker shell” and “oilier skin.” “Other Person” is female.

And when I write that book you’ll get a copy!

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