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I also grew up with a strange, strong desire to be close to people who weren't feeling well, who were sick, or sad. Just to touch them by rubbing their back or arm or holding their hand was another part of my early years. I had no idea why. Most people were keeping far away from someone that was ill in case they were contagious. But I just wanted to be near them. If I ever thought about it at all which I don't think I often did I assumed I just felt sorry for them or was worried and wanted to offer comfort.