Everyone tells me I’m a good listener. Thing is, being a good listener isn’t always a good thing. It means I sometimes find it difficult to to walk away, to say that I’m busy, or to let you know that I simply don’t want to listen right now… honestly sometimes I just want people to shut the fuck up. Like, life isn’t all about you. How about you shut the fuck up for once and you do the listening. You could learn a thing or three. Sometimes the person listening is the one that needs to be doing the speaking. Sometimes they have something to say but don’t know how to say it. Sometimes they’re just afraid to say it. Sometimes they’re already carrying a heavy burden and you’re just adding more to the load. Don’t get me wrong, being a good listener can be a good thing, but it can also be an indicator for something more. So if you like to speak, shut up for once and encourage the listener to speak up. You might be amazed by what they have to say.