Monday, 25 June 2018
TALK TO ME - PARLEZ-MOI
As I work with people especially the youths, I have discovered that what we lack most times are people who are ready to listen to us. Everyone thinks they know what the other person needs to do to improve their lives. We always have answers when we are not involved in the challenging situation. Many have an idea of what they want, all they need is someone to listen to them. Some times, we need neither encouragement nor criticism, we just need someone to listen to us while we talk. There is something that happens when you hear yourself talking about your dream that emboldens you more than when you just think about or read about it. When someone comes to talk to you about an idea they have, just allow them to talk. Listen attentively and speak only when your counsel is required. "Talk to me" is a phrase that is rarely used these days because we have too many who think they have an answer or a suggestion in helping to bring everybody's dream to reality. Many more will have less depression if they could just have people who listen to them without telling them what they should do without patiently listening to what they have to say. In a world where pressure from all facets of society is constantly on the rise, we need to hear the phrase "Talk to me" more often to help us understand that can have some support when we need it. Have a great week!