Pretty sure the older I get, the more sensitive I get, and I don't mind at all! As much as it's been an excercise in brute-force assertion of my own will over my consciousness, reading into Stoicism in the last 3 years has given way to me being much more introspective, rather than retrospective. Its not that I care less about external stimulus, I'm just trying harder not to let it rag-doll the way I feel, or bleed into my decision making in an irrational way. My head often goes sideways, and writing helps straighten it out. Every morning I write affirmations to my wee journal about the day ahead, and framing my mind around chaos that'll inevitably unfold. Aurelius used the words 'Inner Citadel' to describe it, which you build and cultivate into a fortress every day. I love that idea – we all have coping mechanisms, and this is one of my faves.