Xian Barrett3 months ago
I kind of welcome these questions because they let me know quite early on in the relationship whether a person is capable of empathizing with me or not.
It's like, if they are completely clueless on how to show respect for my life experience, I get to choose: "Do I want to spend energy educating this person, or am I not feeling it?" Do I want to risk them using what I teach to mess something else important up?
If I feel like it, I will, if I don't--well it's not my job to spend 100% of my time trying to fix ignorant.