I like to have friends who are off the usual track. Sometimes this means they are more easily hurt or are sensitive in unusual ways. I consider myself a sensitive person. But not always, no, not always. I don't always read people right, or choose the right action.
I can fret about it and try to be more sensitive. I think, though, that for my own well-being I am better off trying to find more resilient friends. Maybe I am just not cut out for the fragile ones. I know I can be like a bulldozer, and even though I am well-meaning that doesn't mean it's good for them.
I can't help but feel it's their loss!
I need, too, to be able to accept the passing of friends through my life, accept that it is a normal part of living. I would like a long-standing friendship to develop, even love, but there is no reason I can't accept what others offer as they enter and then leave my life. We don't always click on all fronts, or on enough fronts, to create a friendship that can really stand the test of time.