Is love enough even though you don't understand completely what the other person's going through? Is "just being there" for the other person enough even though you don't actually know what to say?
Even good intentions are sometimes not good enough, don't you think? Good intentions not carried out properly (at the right time, at the right place, with the right words or tone of voice) can be disastrous.
Sometimes when I see other people suffering, I want to reach out to them and say something positive, but it's SO hard to know what to say when you just don't get it. You're afraid you'd offend the other person and you're afraid you'd say the wrong thing. There are times I stay silent simply to avoid saying something "wrong", but there are times I speak out with the hope that the other person won't misunderstand my "intention".
In this "preferred isolation" state, it's easy to understand why I face this kind of frustration. Besides, I don't think everybody can understand completely the situations faced by everybody else, right? There are too many unknown factors in life that one can't possibly experience in one's lifetime.
However, I just wish that I know that what I have for now is enough. I don't want to be ignorant, yet at the same time it's not easy to delve into the unknown realms of other people's lives.