Sometimes when I’m wondering if I’m oversensitive, I forget how easy it is to overlook the pain in someone’s eyes. I forget how easy it is to ignore their frail tone of voice and how easy it is to step on someone to reach a goal. I forget how easy it is to boost yourself and look powerful while reminding others of all the negativity in this world. But these shortcuts don’t last, do they?
I believe in listening because even a few minutes can ease someone’s heartache. It can pull them out of their rage, soften their tone of voice and put a smile on their faces. I believe in walking down this road parallel to others without stepping on anyone to reach my goal and I believe in their success as much as I’d like to believe in mine. I believe there are a lot of opportunities for our dreams to come true. I believe in all these things not out of weakness, it’s because I’m certain each one of us can leave a unique mark in this world without putting someone else down.