Did you memorize or did you look through the hay to find the needle? Either way, it’s …Wow! Just wow! Wait till the next time you tell me you have a bad memory!
I feel like I have to quote this line. This…should be the essence of the interactive fiction community, but unfortunately we don’t get to see many.
@pandaboi I know if I say that “I feel for you” or that “I am sorry to hear this”, it is not going to heal what you had to endure. The scar remains. But still, here I am, and I am really sad to know that it happened. Are you angry with me after reading this line? That’s reasonable, I know it doesn’t replace the traumatic experiences, it’s probably just me trying to find solace, trying to find something positive in me by trying to sound apologetic. I myself have seen some cases of mental trauma, though they were few in no. because of a short posting in psychiatry ward, and I don’t remember saying " It’s been a pleasure to meet you" to any of the persons because it never was, it was never meant to be. The most difficult thing was that I had to probe them, had to ask them what happened. Most of them were not comfortable with the questions, they tried to forget what happened, they deliberately wanted to avoid the truth, they tried…but they never could. The past would haunt them, they would go eerily silent…that used to be my cue to avoid that line of questioning. That made me think. I can tell when a person is getting uncomfortable, I can tell what might happen when a person experiences a mental trauma, a dilemma, a confusion, maybe I can treat them…but can I feel them? Can I see myself in the same situation? Probably not, and sympathizing just makes them feel dependent, when they clearly want to stand up and walk on their own for the rest of their lives.
Why am I writing all these things? Do they make sense? Do they make me feel better? No. I simply don’t know why. I am sorry if I somehow offended you. I didn’t mean to. You probably don’t want sympathy of others, and that’s alright, what I can offer is just a hand of support in case you need it.
Have a good day.