When I read your letter, I thought or hoped that you could write this letter in a newspaper, magazine or something! I thought you wrote so directly, honestly and really good!
I know excactly what you mean, and how I deal with it in a good way?
I have to think that I can do a little bit for some people, but I cant save the whole world. The few minutes, secunds or the little time I have, I must think that "Ok, now I have 2 min. for this old lady, but I have to use them right:
with: compassion, caring, loving, empathy, understanding and comfort."
Its about beeing distance: you can be too cloose, but you can be too fare away from the person in front of you. Emotional, physical, social and spiritual.
Do I write understandable? My english, you see.
I think after allmost 25 years in nursing, I can see all the needs, but I cannot drown myself, I have to do something out of the "little thing", even it is "hands on", "a hug"...
Am I too cold?