Life as an empath can be so hard and yet so awesome at the same time. It is hard to feel others pain and it is awesome to know how others are thinking and feeling but it hurts when you know it is about you if it isn’t good. That feeling where you know that they are mad but smiling and saying all is fine. The times when you want to tell them things but you know you will lose another friend. But on the up side, you may not have many friends BUT you have true friends because you picked based on how you feel and what you are shown. It is wonderful to discern fake from real but it is hard to accept that fake usually outweighs real.