It's true - everybody has something to say. Whether it be a complaint, a rule of thumb, a life lesson, a warning, a funny story, a dream, or a recommendation of sorts. Sometimes you just have to ask. Validation and acknowledgement go pretty far in this world. Even a committed listener for five minutes leaves you feeling understood.
What if you were that person for others? You could leave people around you feeling heard and not alone with what problems they might have. Here's the best part....you get out of your head! You have the chance to not obsess about whatever shortcomings or regrets you think you have. I know it can get deep and dark up there if you let it.
Not to mention, it's a great tool when out making new friends or picking somebody up. I KID YOU NOT.
Take a moment to get to know the people sharing your space.