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Thought: Being too sensitive?

Being too sensitive? Have those words ever been thrown in your direction? I’m not even absolutely certain what that even means.

Too sensitive according to what definition?

Would people rather I be too insensitive?

What some call too sensitive is what I would call caring sincerely. I care about my friends. Let’s take having author friends as one example. I read for other authors at times, we call this Beta-Reading, test reading. If you see it spelled another way then it is wrong. B.E.T.A.-R.E.A.D.I.N.G.

For me that reading carries over to the published book. If I read a friends book that is already out there for the world to buy and I see typos, I make note and let the author know about it so they can correct them if they wish before a review comes out commenting on them. What if I sat down to write an honest review, which are the only ones I do?

Perhaps I am too sensitive when I am told I am wrong and basically that the information is unwanted.

Now let’s look at asking people to help with a cause. This past week I heavily publicized a need. The results have not been what they should be. Am I too sensitive when I look a the number of people out there who are aware of it then look at the number involved in it and wonder why there is even a need still there?

Why does this lack of cause participation cause me to be sensitive in any way at all? Well I care. I care about people. I care that my friends are people that care as well. And by that I mean care if only a little. I know not everyone can help but I was hoping for more.

There are plenty of other things I could say, but I don’t want this to be too long today.

Friends, be too sensitive. Those that tell you that you are usually are those that have very little heart to begin with. Some may think they do and are simply think they are helping by saying it but they don’t have the heart. If they did they would understand.

 

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with a debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling now on available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. "5.0 out of 5 stars: Now, I want to warn you… this is not your typical pirate tale! It’s BETTER!" "5.0 out of 5 stars: Totally unpredictable and a real gem of a discovery - Highly Recommended" "5.0 out of 5 stars: An action packed journey to piracy and revenge – all in the name of the crown, queen and county – set in 1705." He shares his life of problems and triumphs through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of writing, authors and community through his online world has led to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge, Weekly Fiction Prompt Challenge, and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

17 thoughts on “Thought: Being too sensitive?

  1. Nothing wrong with being sensitive. I don’t think you can ever be too sensitive. Just shows that you are a human being with feelings and that you care deeply. 🙂

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  2. I totally agree with your comments on sensitivity, Ronovan. We are all connected, and empathy is part of the human condition – a far more important part than cynicism or ‘Not in MY back yard’ism. Apologies if I missed the blog to which you refer: I am a very recent follower, and may well not have seen it. Ali x

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  3. I am one author who loves to have those spelling and misused words mistakes pointed out – working on correcting a few in my book now. On the other hand I have a friend who writes and I’ve seen some mistakes I would love to point out but I think SHE is too sensitive ! Good post. ~Elle

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  4. Point taken. Sorry I didn’t do something sooner. My parents house burned down some years ago. Their dog saved them, but sadly he did not make it out. It is devastating to a family. You personally do so much to help others, I hope you receive the support you deserve with this which is so close to your heart. Every little bit helps, that said, I wish I could’ve done more.

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    1. 🙂 Not speaking of you specifically. In truth I am speaking of those people in my local community that I reached out to, my church community that haven’t even spoken a word of support, shared a post for others to see and perhaps help. So not you. 🙂

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  5. It’s great that you reach out with practical help for those you care about. We all need friends like that. I have been forced to rely on my friends in my own difficult times. I know I couldnt have managed without them. But we’re not always in a position to help everyone who deserves it. My daughter has a rare syndrome and that’s where my energy and funds are directed. I’d like to help every child and every animal who needs it, but its not possible to spread oneself so thin. I’m sure you understand that.

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  6. This reminds me of a quote I’ve been seeing quite a bit lately – “It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” It’s from L.R. Knost a gentle parenting advocate. I’m sorry your community hasn’t been as giving as they could have been.

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