Everyone has problems. We’re all facing our own challenges, so why are so few people talking to each other about them?
I think we’re missing the frame for such conversations to happen. We have plenty of willing listeners, and plenty of people ready to share their problems. But there’s no space for them to do so. No way to match these two parties.
What’s so beautiful is that when you create the proper frame, anyone could be a talker and a listener. Anyone can share what’s on their mind, while at the same time empathizing with others.
Feeling heard is not a zero sum game. The potential is abundant and right now it’s untapped.
How might we create space for people to share and listen about what really matters?