Thread of emotions
known to be “hypersensitive”,being able to pick up,feel and react to a broader range of stimuli than we can. Sadly, this state of “hypersensitivity” is often negatively perceived and even described as “abnormal” or excessive in its psychological or physical response— particularly in societies that regard reason and logic as the fundamental ways to apprehend life. However, I would argue that the idea of hypersensitivity should be regarded as a positive state, enabling living beings to pick up on and respond to one another’s emotions with greater sensitivity, from which there could be so many benefits. For example, a heightened sense of sensitivity and self and others would allow us to be aware of how we affect one another, and how we feel about situations as they unfold. This has the potential to reduce conflicts and help us to lead richer and more connected lives.
The author is a freelance photographer studying in Germany
Their `hypersensitivity' is often negatively perceived and even described as `abnormal'