14. Want To Be Heard
Everyone always has something to say. Whether it’s important or makes sense or worthy of hearing is debatable and not something that will be the matter of discussion for this blog. (To be honest, I don’t know where I am going with this blog, but let me just say what I feel and see if it makes sense, in the end) Everyone is always waiting for people to listen to them. They are always waiting to voice out their opinion. They are always waiting to impart their wisdom. They are always waiting to share their experiences. They are waiting for someone to ask them about themselves. They are waiting to be interviewed. They want someone to ask them random questions. They want someone to ask them deep questions. Everyone wants to be heard. Everyone wants to say something. Everyone wants a listener.
So do I. Deep down, this ‘want to be heard’ is also one among the reasons I started writing this blog and many other previous blogs. In a way, it’s me voicing out my opinion on various topics or sharing how a felt on a particular day or series of days. To me, this is just me on my laptop writing words on a digital notepad. The fact that there are so many of you reading my blog every day, doesn’t hit me, until someone I know says something about the blog. But, call me a shy person or a coward, I’d rather stay at home and voice out my opinion, rather than sit with a bunch of my friends or stand on a stage, and say what I feel. I rarely do something like that. It’s just how I am. But this blog is my way of saying what I feel and being heard (in the most humble way possible).
In reality, I let others talk, because someone always has something to say. I have my blog to rant to. Many people aren’t able to let it out, maybe because they haven’t found how to. So I listen. When I am with a bunch of people, I usually sit quietly and listen. I would not call myself shy. It’s maybe because I love listening, maybe because I don’t know what to add. Maybe because someone always has something to say, that I don’t want to interrupt them and let them say what they want to say. But, that doesn’t make me shy. I usually speak a lot, when I’m having a one-on-one conversation with someone. But not when I’m a part of a group. And that’s fine. People find their own methods to voice out their opinion. I found this blog. My friends and family found me 😛
It’s not bad that you want to be heard. It is not something someone needs to shy away from. It’s okay to want to be heard. It is human nature. No one should be ashamed of saying that they want to be heard. People have this attitude towards people who share more about their life on social media. That’s their way of voicing out what they feel. It’s their way of showing everyone what they’re doing and where they’re at, in life. Just because it isn’t something you and I would do, doesn’t mean that we have earned the right to pass judgements about them. You’re lying if you say that if you came first place in a marathon, you wouldn’t share this joy with anyone. You would jump and scream and hug everyone you meet. They just share it on social media. So what? Just because you found another way to show your successes and you have your own methods to voice out what you feel, doesn’t give you the right or opportunity to judge other’s methods.
I still don’t know where I am going with this blog. But, maybe all I am trying to say is that, everyone wants to say what they want to say and be heard. I found my way through this blog. You have your own methods. Or you’ll soon find a way. But, don’t judge others for their methods because you do the same thing, in another way. Have a great week ahead. See you, next Sunday!