Saturday, February 5, 2011
Why do we want to matter so very much? Why do we need to feel important, even essential to the happiness of those around us?
You know, friendship tests usually don't work. Want to know why? Well, because most of the time, we're all testing each other at the same time. If we all start cutting ourselves off from one another for the sake of seeing who will break down the walls, then there will be no one, or at least very few ones, who will be left to do what we want. We'll all be alone and lonely waiting for everyone else to prove that they care about us.
It's a nasty business trying to get others to prove that we matter.
But then, we're still stuck in our regular problem. Most of the time, we don't feel too lonely, but every now and then, we just feel...insignificant. So what can we do? Well, there are a few things we can do. First, we can remember that this problem is largely emotional. Second, we can put things in perspective - you are not insignificance. Third, we can cut our friends some slack, after all, they're only human. Fourth, we can be sure to always let everyone know how much they matter to us. Don't fake it, of course, but the people who really matter to you, make sure you tell them always and often!
at 5:30 PM