I was chatting with a friend today when he started telling me how “triggered” he got with another friend.
Long story short, he felt betrayed somewhat. It had something to do with his ex-girlfriend.
As I was listening, it hit me how we often try to think of wanting to be right and getting back at people. Even if you aren’t the confrontational sort, I am pretty sure the thought has gone through your mind.
When we listen to others, you realize the world ain’t just for you.
When we listen to others, you realize people are dealing with their own shit too.
When we listen to others, you realize you can be bigger than this.
So listen. And empathize.
For everyone is struggling.