Means of Communication

by cwviderkull

To almost everyone I ever met,
I’m sorry.
I’m sorry for being so quiet,
and not giving you much back
in terms of conversation.
I wish you would know
it’s not that I don’t find you interesting;
it’s just that the words that are coming out of your mouth
almost always
is the least interesting thing about you.
I get distracted. I’m of a curious nature.
I want to know
so much more
about you
than what you thought about something you watched on TV
or your opinions on the latest political developments,
and it’s all right there
in your face, and your posture,
and the way you touch
the way you wear your hair.
It’s not that I’m not listening.
I’m listening to so much more
than you even know
you’re putting out there.
I’m sorry.
I’m sorry for spying on your soul.
I’m sorry for eavesdropping on your…

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I can’t believe this needs to be said

It’s hard to fathom that there can be a need for these words to be said in this day and age (or actually in any day and age) but there undoubtedly is, so I’m going to.

I’m however not going to present them in any specific context but instead let you (whomever is reading this) simply apply them where they fit, which is a frighteningly simple task these days.

Here goes:

No, you are not either righteous or brave because you dare speak about something that is abundantly debated all over the place all the time.
In fact you rather forfeit your mandate to assess the scope and health of a debate when you cathegorically refuse to listen to anyone you don’t agree with.

and

No, you are not the only one(s) with a solution to a problem if

a) there actually is no problem.

b) you yourself don’t actually have a solution to the problem either.