If you want to, I can save you
I can take you away from here
So lonely inside, so busy out there
And all you wanted was somebody who cares
– Michelle Branch, All You Wanted –
Why is it that no matter how much we try to avoid it, our lives somehow revolve around other people? We feel happy when we see the people we care about being happy, and we feel miserable when we see them being miserable too. And the feeling is greatly worsened when we know there’s almost nothing we can do about it.
That said, this excludes periods of self-inflicted melodrama.