I owe you an apology. I recently realized that its not hate that I feel in my heart for you. It’s jealousy.
You are so attractive and addictive, people don’t even realize how many minutes have passed when they are fully engaged in your entertaining ways. They are unable to walk straight when they are lost in your eyes. Other human beings are invisible when they are trapped in your gaze.
As I sit in their breathing space and there are no spoken words, you have managed to get multiple conversations from them in that same moment. You provide daily news, whether world issues or the latest YouTube video. I may not know how their day has gone until I see them, but you get play by play and updates. They even share photos with you of what they ate!
I can’t compete with that, but would love some of that 1:1. Share your secrets? How do you get people to love, talk to, and share their lives with you?
At the same time, thank you for being a friend to those that may not have many or any. Thanks to you, people feel connected, powerful, and popular. Despite their decreasing interpersonal skills, you give them an instant voice, making the big world seem comfortably small to them.