Underdog always.. I found, Chris, that when I first came in I did feel the way you describe.. It was all new and it made sense and I felt like a whole person. I felt like I could make a difference in ways I had never considered. The all of the responsibility weighs in. Working through it can be difficult but there are rewards to it too.
I would rather feel than feel nothing at all? I guess that is what I decided after playing the "maybe I'll hide and wait this one out" game... but early on I had a woman send me a picture that said.. "Be who you were born to be"... and it was then I knew I could no longer exist and blend.
People that feel so much and influenced by what they feel can truly help to make others whole.. recognize & acknowledge who they are. Teaching and learning how to love unconditionally and do show others one doesn't always do things expecting anything in return ~ but we can hope to gain good people in our lives from it.
Wow.. went off on a sidetrack there.. is that terrets again?