I think that part of the reason I have so few plants (besides my light problem) is because when I was young, a bestselling book was published called Plants are Like People. If I remember correctly, it advocated talking to your plants and playing music to them. For me (even though I never read the entire book), it led to lots of "plant guilt." If plants were like people, then I certainly had no business being in charge of them. (That snake plant incident weighs heavily on my mind, I guess).
And now, here's a video by Asap Science that asks the question Can Plants Think? More plant guilt for me. I'm off to water my plants (or give them less water, or more sun, or less sun or...the opposite of whatever I am currently doing).
May your plant experiences be better than mine!