The other day, along with several others, I was listening to someone talk about something upsetting to her. I was taken aback when (in front of everyone else) she stopped to tell me, "I don't mean to talk about this in front of you. I know you have problems."
Now, this woman doesn't have a mean bone in her body, and I can assure you she didn't mean anything negative by her words. I think that is why it has been on my mind so much. I don't think she was implying that I seem unhappy. What I think is that most people don't want to be in my shoes. I think that others would find my life problematic. The understanding I get from the general population is, "I'm glad you're handling this well, but I'm glad it's not me."
I am glad it's me.