Have you ever sat down to evaluate the people around you?
It seems lately that people I thought I could become closer with are more interested using me as a rubber ducky; someone to talk at and be listened to rather than to listen. I trusted them. I tried opening up with other topics and issues, and they called it a cry for attention or attention-seeking. A surprising and interesting opinion, but sure. Whatever floats their boats. Anyways, somehow opening up about my own life issues is a cry for attention, but somehow they believe their own actions are not. Makes me wonder. Why is it that they find it okay to continue speaking about their problems and not even bother showing empathy for the other?
Recently I noticed very often that a few friends have been taking advantage of the relationship and rather talk about their problems non stop. There are more to life than a constant focus on negative aspects of life. I believe I written a post in the past about complainers. My thought process still stands true. No one likes a complainer, yet most people are complainers. Hmm interesting right?
This has definitely reminded me that humans enjoy talking about themselves more than listening to others. There are exceptions to this of course, and it’s obvious when you found a friend that will openly talk about their problems as well as offer support for your own.
So, do you guys have any stories or came across a similar situation like this?