Seeing this tweet sparked a realization of myself. I want more than anything to be there for people, but very rarely do people reach out to me for advice...Or updates for that matter. I want to have people's backs when they fall but if they are falling the other way, I can't catch them. It's ironic how the people who don't want to deal with the bad things a person is going to usually gets it.
I had a conversation with someone this weekend who said,
"Man...I'm just so exhausted from listening to people's problems."
It was vague, and I wanted him to go more into detail. But it was almost like, he didn't think I wanted to wait for him to pull up an example from a text conversation. Like I "didn't have time" for him to locate that meme he favorited on twitter 2 weeks ago that he found relatable. He left it at that.
So I looked at him and laughed. I said,
You know... You should feel lucky people are drawn to you on that level and can open up to you.
I would love for the opportunity to be there for more people. As much as I talk, there's very few people I speak with that actually come to me with their problems and what's really going on in their life beyond the small talk, life summarized into 2.5 sentences. It's easy for me to think I don't have anybody sometimes.
No I do not have a psychology degree. But I know how to listen. My priorities are in anyone who needs me's favor. Lately I feel like being taken advantage of sounds better than never being called upon to be there for somebody.
People's problems never get old to me... I want to see it through and I want to know they come out on top. 🤔🤔