The first epiphany of the new year 2010 goes like this –
After so many years, and after so many hours of doing what I do best in life(NOTHING…!) I have come to realize one very important thing. I have realized what it is that people really want from the people around them. They don’t want money, they don’t want a lot of claps and backslapping and what have you…All they want is to be heard!
All they want is for you to listen. All they want is for you to stop whining about your life, to stop being selfish, to stop thinking of yourself as the center of your world, and to give them that opportunity,albeit for a little while.
With this accomplished, they want to vent out their feelings, they want an outlet for their pain, they want somebody to say

“Hey there, I know what you are going through, but hang in there..things will be all right…”

And that I think is the basic premise for what is becoming one of the most catchy phrases of this new decade –

ALL IZ WELL!

Once you give yourself to listening, you realise that it is not all that difficult.You realise that being a friend and a companion and a good conversationalist is not all it is made out to be, all you have to do is to listen,and with your heart.
(And once you can fake that, you’ve got it made 🙂 !!!)
So listen, for once. Maybe you will come across a kindred soul in need of a friend, in need of a shoulder to cry upon, or maybe you will come back with a funny anecdote to regale the rest of your friends…It can’t hurt you, so what’s the harm?