I had a dream of becoming a therapist. One day, I decided for a month, to act and listen like a therapist would. For a good long month, I would listen to all of my friends problems more than usual. Why? Because I'm not licensed to give them advice. But I listened instead. So that's what I did. Listened to the same problems over and over again. Here's what I discovered: -most of the time, people like to talk about their problems -some of the time, however, they notice that you are listening really intently. And then they start talking about themselves and their problems, yet you still listen. Now, I noticed that most of my friends liked talking to me more because I listened. And about half of them returned the favor when I wanted someone to listen to me talk. But the other half? They weren't really listening, they were ignoring me. SO my question is, do you ever feel like anyone is listening to you? Because listening and hearing are two totally different things. AND if you do, do you either feel ignored or simply tuned out? I WANNA KNOW.