And btw if you have built that integrity, that maturity, that character, this skill of emphatic listening will come to you naturally. You don’t have to find tips and tricks on Google on how to listen to people’s problems and what not.
Before the day we graduate:
“Don’t worry beta, son, you are still young. You don’t need to earn. I am here. You just focus on your studies.”
After the day we graduate:
“Go out. Get a job. You are an adult now. Be responsible. Earn money. How long are you going to live on your father’s pieces?”
Tell me you don’t want that?
Tell me you don’t want to feel important?
Tell me you want to live a life just for the sake of existence?
Tell me you want to die a miserable pig?
Tell me you don’t want to make your family proud?
Today I made a move. I made up my mind.
1) I thought what is the worst that can happen? They will say No. They will slap me. They will laugh at me. I am going to leave heart-broken and embarrassed.
2) I accepted and acknowledged that yes it will and has happened to remove the fear from my mind and heart.
3) I made my move with the consequences and their mitigations in my mind to be as confident and subtle as possible.
I want to date a girl
I want to take her out
To give her a kiss
To hold her close
So I can listen to her
So she can talk to me
I make her feel safe
I make her feel great
Limitations exist only in our minds.
Keep hustling. Keep walking. Use your legs. Embrace nature. Don’t get too comfortable with the technology. Use your mind in a positive and productive way. If you have the time to meet a friend or a relative, go to them. Don’t WhatsApp or Instagram or Facebook or Snapchat or whatever the shit text them.