Day 42: Reading People
One thing that I never regret is taking the time to hear people’s stories. I love learning about people and their life. Whenever I catch up with an old friend and they ask me how I am my response is always “I already know about me, I want to know about what’s going on with you”. Seriously. I’m in my own brain 24 hours a day and the last thing I want to do is repeat my “problems” from the last six months since we saw each other.
People are interesting creatures that want to be listened to. And, I am that individual that wants to listen and give my input. I’m a Virgo after all. That’s what we do. Even if we aren’t asked by you, we will provide you with two ways to solve your problem and a pro and con list.
The tough part about being someone who listens to others is that there aren’t many people who are interested in listening to what you have to say. I have literally talked to friends on the phone for 40 minutes before they asked me about what’s new with me. It’s a double edge sword I guess.
I love asking people what they are passionate as well about because most of the time they have no clue. Another good question, for those who are “chasing money”, is if you had this access to money, what would you do? The answer is usually something like “I’d travel” - well then, why don’t you travel now? Put aside some money month over month and go on a trip. Whether that’s a day trip or a week trip, just do it. What are you waiting for? We really over complicate things and sometimes we just need to just go for it.