cuddy said something, in the episode of house i watched tonight, that is very pertinent to my life right now. at least how i feel about things. she said, “pain happens when you care. you can’t love someone without making yourself open to their problems. their fears. and you’re not willing to do that.” it may be a tv show. but it’s true. you can’t really love someone unless you are willing to feel pain. it hurts to feel pain for your loved one, especially when you can’t fix their pain. that’s love though. and life without love, that just seems pointless.