Active Listening

Updated: May 19

Bonjour, mon ami! How are you today?

Do you ever feel like you're speaking clearly, but the person on the receiving end is blankly staring at you? Do you ever feel like you're yelling in a black hole and all you hear is echo, but you know there's someone on the other end (#Hellur)?

Whatever happened to active listening? Whatever happened to shutting the fuck up and just listening to the other person intently, engaged and quiet (#Guilty, #WorkInProgress)?

We all have so much to say, don't we? But no one wants to listen. No one wants to just sit and receive. I get it. We're all too tired to give a real fuck (#GiveAFuck).

Well, you should give a flying fuck. The people you shut down the most are the ones who are trying to communicate with you the most because they care (#ListenUp). It's only a matter of time before they give up because it's not that you don't hear them, it's that you choose not to hear them (#YouDontDerserveTheirLight).

Don't give me that whiny B.S. that you have a lot going on (#WeAllDo, #WeAllHaveProblems). Engage with your community if you're struggling. Don't have one, build one (#BuildTheCommunityYouNeed).

Too bad, so sad, welcome to what I have to deal with every fucking day of my life. People who can't handle the taxes of the brain due to endured trauma cannot tread on me (#GrowTheFuckUp, #BeBetter, #DoTheWork, #NotEveryoneGetsATrophy).

Yours Truly,

(#MerryMarie, #XmasSprite)

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