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This was not what I expected, and I loved it.

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Nov 3, 2023Liked by Reena Kapoor

Very Roald Dahl-istic. I actually enjoyed it.

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Nov 3, 2023Liked by Reena Kapoor

Humans. When will they ever learn? Or will they?

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Nov 3, 2023Liked by Reena Kapoor

The story although seemed very dark but It resonated with me, I agree that misplaced kindness and self sacrifice can totally ruin relationships and only lead to resentments and unhappiness.

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Thank you for the shout out💫

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I was going to press the "like" but it seems strange to like a tragic story. The psychologist in me wants to explain that whole situation. Then I remember, you made it up... 🤣

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A very powerful story, Reena! Especially the part where the world supports you in your own erasure!

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Your disclaimer at the beginning immediately piqued my interest and the story did not disappoint. I died at the "he just nodded" part. Justified (kidding!)

I immediately related to this story though (NOT the murder, I feel bad when I kill bugs) but I used to light myself on fire to keep everyone else warm. And it was a hard lesson to learn especially as people aren't really happy when you start setting boundaries and standing up for yourself after.

For me it was because I could see other people's struggles and felt like I was in a better place mentally and emotionally so I tried extra hard to help out. I'm a sensitive person and a natural helper and those two combined can be deadly. That becomes expectation and then, like you said, resentment builds and boils over. My boiling point was sending a text that no one took well but it ended better for me than Meena at least! 😅

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