Have you ever had an argument with someone you care about? Has it ever developed into a situation where something you say ends up causing the other person to cry?
I can say yes to both. More times than I’d like to remember. Whether or not it’s my fault, no matter who may be right or wrong, It’s the kind of thing makes me feel bad. But I don’t know that I want to feel differently in those situations.
I know people who seem capable of hurting others without feeling anything at all. Maybe it’s an act. Maybe I don’t even show my empathetic feelings as much as I think I do. Whatever the case, I don’t know how you could care about someone and not flinch at least a little when you see the tears come into their eyes.