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Because Facebook refuses to make thumbnails of linked horizontal images, I upload each one manually here. It’s the only way to share Mimi & Eunice comics on FB, unfortunately.
This reminds me of linguistic ideas about awareness of subjectivity.
Most objective wording: The toe hurts.
MIddle: The toe hurts me / My toe hurts (some languages use one or the other construction)
Most subjective wording: I feel a pain in my toe.
This goes from supposing that whatever you experience is objective reality to only describing subjective experience without making any objective claims…
nice and succinct
This seems to be typical for a number of mothers who measure their self-worth by the extent to which they can keep their kids away from any frustration and as much as possible in their “joyous” mode. I know a few. Their guilt immediately sets in when kid cries or complains.
I also know a couple who fits this pattern. One has chronic back pain and often has a hard time sleeping at night, gets grumpy and annoyed and frustrated about this and the partner “helps” with angry, frustrated response like: “What do you want ME to do? I am already doing my best staying up with you at night and listening to your moaning of pain and feeling horrible that I can’t help you. Why do you do this to me?”