My Compassion Is Failing Me Where It Matters Most

I don’t care like I used to, and that actually matters

Laura Marie
Published in
4 min readMar 7, 2022

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girl helping boy up from the ground
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

A week ago, I ran into some friends from high school. I hadn’t seen the family in at least a decade, but I knew, through the magic of social media, that one of them is currently battling terminal brain cancer. I wished I had the words to say something profound to him, but what do you say…

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Laura Marie
Invisible Illness

38 going on 99. Giraffe aficionado and nap enthusiast. I write about mental health, books, baking, and other randoms. Publishing monthly-ish.