Have you ever felt like your words were just drifting into the wind, with no one bothering to listen or pay attention?
I’ve felt that. That sometimes you just don’t count, and your opinion, last on the listÂ of priorities. I could blame being the middle child, or the quiet friend, all the psychological markers that come with the disorders connected with narcissism.
Or I can just admit that everyone wants to be heard at one point or another. Even if it’s just by one thoughtful ear, or one that doesn’t understand at all. (Reason #1 I talk to our rabbits) We all want to feel like our voices are heard, and our opinion matters. Because when we care to say something or have thought about something enough, it hurts to feel invisible. Granted, these “episodes” are few and far between and I can’t remember the last time I’ve actually felt voiceless. (I’m lucky, now, OKAY? I’ll stop humble bragging now)
For those who are still feeling unheard, don’t let it slow you down. Write it down. Call a friend you know will listen. Talk to your mom. Have a one sided conversation with your dog. Break open the bank account to go to a therapist if it feels like you just can’t take another second of the feelings you’re feeling without falling apart.
Let it out.
Get a blog like this one, tell friends you trust, or the world if that’s your thing. Because I guarantee at least one person will be interested in your ideas, your thoughts, your being. It’s just the beauty of the world, and the internet, that when you thought you were the only weird one, ten others share your perspective but in different tones.
Your words are important. Remember that.