Iwish I had a dollar for every person who’s told me I have to grow a thicker skin to survive in this world. It’s true — this world is not necessarily conducive to sensitivity.
But when people say that, I get the impression that sensitivity is a bad thing.
It can be painful is share a sensitive thought with someone and have them respond with, “Oh, you’re thinking way too hard about that.” It can feel invalidating, even when that is not the intention of the person saying it.
It is healing for people who are more sensitive to have their ideas to be heard and validated by people who are like them.
Sensitive people have the gift and the curse of having great radar, so a sensitive person may know instantly whether others understand their ideas.
Think about this for a minute: Is someone born with thin skin, or does it develop over time?
The great thing about being sensitive is seeing things that others might not.
The only thing wrong with being sensitive is living in a world that doesn’t value sensitivity. If you’re sensitive, try finding a tribe of people who understand you. Before long, you’ll begin to value your sensitivity for the gift it is.