Humans are such selfish creatures.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not always a bad thing to be selfish: you gotta take care of yourself, to love yourself and take the time to understand who you are.
THAT is all well and good.
The problem is the society we live in. It has separates us so much, be that through race, class, religion, gender or even fucking whether or not you like pineapple on pizza (like seriously though why do people care so fucking much about that??). Because of this we take every opportunity we can to tell others about ourselves, in the conscious or subconscious hopes that someone will give a fuck. People don’t always listen when engaged in conversation, they’re more just waiting for their turn to speak.
Now I’m not saying I’m different in this respect as I have been guilty of just nodding along to what someone is saying and all the while thinking just about what my answer would be/will be but since becoming aware of this problem I actively stop myself from talking about myself (cause nobody gives a fuck anyway, boo fucking hoo me) and instead listen to what the other person is saying, try to engage with it and respond in kind.
I know that this is a pessimistic way of looking at the world. I don’t think this is true of everybody though. I know their are so many good, un-selfish (sometimes to a fault) people out there. I’m just saying this is a problem with SOME people.
Everybody deserves someone to give a fuck about them. So much less bad stuff would happen in the world if people gave a shit about each other.
I’m trying to be one of the people that gives a shit, I just don’t know how yet.