Dear Phone….wish people would actually listen to me

Dear Phone,

Have you ever just felt like no one was listening to you when you talk? You probably felt like this all the time…especially when it comes to notifications about your needs. I’m sorry if I was ever that way to you.

I feel like as soon as I bring something up whether it’s just something I’m feeling or a point, it’s just ignored. Like, my point/feeling doesn’t matter. Or they will take my feelings/point and just use it again me. I really want to go, “Are you not listen or you choosing not to listen?”

It feels like it’s a social norm now to not fully listen to people. I know when I’m talking, I think mid-sentence “Are you really listening to me or just pretending?” I honestly would rather you pretend to listen than just not fully listen. At least then I don’t have to feel like I’m wasting my time. But, I don’t think anyone is truly a good listener anymore. I blame the fact that we have cell phones…no offense.

We are so wrapped up and trying to multitask by listening and using our phones, we aren’t really paying attention to the person. We are all guilty of this. If we actually took the time to listen to each other, think about how much better the world would be. We would probably have some of the same issues, but we would have a better understanding of them. Better listening would mean that people would feel better about talking about how they are feeling.

Thank you for listening. I really appreciate you. I’ll try to listen to you more when you need something. We all have to start somewhere. Here’s to more people actually listening.

Yours Truly,

Steven Kaufman

P.S. Since we are now dating, make sure you follow me on Twitter and Instagram. I’m like the social media mogul version of Tinkerbell. Just instead of people believing I exist, I need those follows to live.

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