Sometimes, when I've found myself hanging out with pagans or new-agers, I run up against some of the limits of my empathy. One characteristic in particular that rubs me the wrong way is the new-agey interest in healing. Some people become specialists in healing themselves from whatever tragedies and handicaps they are working on. It's the very kernel of their identity.
Blech. I hate healing. First of all, I don't see that I have much role in it other than staying out of the way and not aggravating anything. Second of all, it's just a drag.