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Q: What is the dumbest thing you've ever done?
A: The dumbest thing that I have ever done is to have regrets and not have learned from them. To have earned more regrets after having experienced some.

Sadness, grief, disbelief, anger, joy, happiness. It's a tribute to the human spirit how many emotions we are able to experience and live with. I extend my condolences to the Kennedy family at this time, but am also amazed at the outpouring of emotion from strangers. People who have never met have the same feelings and ideals while friends can disagree on important and vital topics.
I would describe myself as a very sensitive and empathetic person. I had someone ask me the other day how my friends and co-workers would describe me and I think that they would say that I am a good listener. I may be strange, but I like listening to people tell me about their worries and their troubles as well as their joys and happiness. (I should qualify that by saying that they have to be real problems. I do not suffer the ramblings of fools.) I find it interesting to sort through the dramatic and realistic and find the thread of what actually has happened.
I wonder though if it is possible to be such a person and still express my own thoughts and wishes 'loudly enough'. If I think that listening to people and validating them, it should make sense that I would like to be afforded the same but I find that I shy away from overtly telling the world about myself. Does posting my ramblings on Livejournal contradict that, lol? Anyway, I'm glad that there is a medium that allows people like me to wade through murky waters that we don't usually try.  

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