If you feel emptiness a lot...I'd really recommend this book I'm reading by Jonice Webb: running on empty, overcome your childhood emotional neglect. Finally a book which talks about how to figure out what was missing and that its not the child's fault, but also how to start to rebuild the missing areas.
Originally Posted by Lark
What way does everybody feel and how do you know that? Maybe everybody is not such an enviable state when you think about it.
A lot of the time people imagine that others have it better and they are missing out and that thought alone is likely to make someone miserable regardless of what the context or circumstances actually are.
It's not about feeling empty inside or being depressed...it's about being different from everyone else. I can feel happiness, sadness, anger, etc...but there are some things that I'm just missing.
I don't feel passion for everything and I have a hard time getting excited about anything. I realize that there are other people that are also like this, but sometimes I wish I could be as passionate and excited as my friends and family. It's not that I can't feel happiness...it's just that I don't get excited or passionate.
And then there's the matter of not feeling attraction towards people. Most people know that they are gay, straight, or bisexual...but I just feel...practically nothing. Occasionally I'll get a hint of something, but it goes away super quickly.
So really there are several feelings that I just don't have that many other people do.
On another note...for a good feels trip, all y'all in this thread need to check out Orange is the New Black. Great show.