I wish I had the power to do just that - let the words enter one ear, out the other - just like others expertly do. But sometimes, there's only so much I can take. And though I keep trying endlessly to filter what I choose to actually listen to, there's a limit to what my mind, and feelings, can endure. It can get pretty tiring, this not-taking-everything-thrown-at-me-seriously. Lately, they become too personal the words hurt me, almost literally, like a knife just pierced through my heart. They can be that painful.