A. Ramnani
3 min readOct 1, 2022

“You are overreacting .”

“You are too sensitive.”

My first memory of crying was when I saw someone else cry. I don't remember the details, but I felt that person's pain as if it was mine. The noise took over my brain like a DOLBY commercial, and I didn’t know how to stop until the person stopped crying. Once when I bumped my head, I was the kid who started laughing because I thought crying made others cry, and I couldn't see that.

My parents are jet setters, so I got the home alone-matilda-santadoesntcometohotels treatment. This…