For the sake of all involved, listen.

by Rebecca A. Watson on December 1, 2007

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November 30, 2007 – Friday

How are you?
I’m feeling great!
How’s business?
Never been better, thank you!

I don’t know about you, but I was raised to answer these questions in this manner. It saves everyone a lot of headache. No one wants to hear your problems, blah blah blah. Now while I agree with this, I think maybe it wouldn’t hurt to sometimes break from the mold.

It can be tough to spend a lot of time with someone who will enlighten you on every physical ailment they may (or may not?) have. But there is merit to the idea that we are all human and somedays we may have a headache, our clothes may be a bit tight, our lives a bit overwhelmed…and just aching to talk about it for two minutes.

There is a fine line here. Venting vs. whining. Hmmm. It’s tough to say what the rules are. I say listen to others. Listen to what they are genuinely saying or not saying.

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