Challenging Insensitive Comments And “Who Has It Worse” Competitions





By Jo Moss in A Journey Through The Fog.


“Life is not a competition. Life is about helping and inspiring others so we can each reach our potential.”

Does anyone else feel like they have to bite their tongue a lot? Do you hide a lot of what you are feeling because confrontations are exhausting? I seem to spend so much time suppressing my thoughts and feelings – I feel like I’m going to explode.

I sometimes find the people around me come out with insensitive comments, even though they might not mean them that way, and they turn simple comments I make about how I am feeling into a competition of “who has it worse?” I’m not sure if I’m just me being ‘grumpy Jo’, but sometimes comments really get to me. Sometimes I tire of suppressing my feelings to keep the peace. Sometimes the burden of my ill-health, and my attempts to remain positive, become too much to bear.


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