“You should be grateful, other people have it so much worse that you do.”
Of all the advice and soothing words, this is the last thing that I would want to hear from anyone. For me, it is the most selfish and most insensitive consolation someone could give to another person. If someone is already being eaten up by their problems, this is not a good way to help relieve the burden. It’s like telling someone to ignore the dagger stabbing at his/her heart just because someone else has a great big sword stuck on theirs. A small dagger or a giant sword, either way, both would cause immediate death. It’s the same with problems. No matter how small or shallow our problems are compared to others, it doesn’t change the fact that this problem is bothering us and affecting us negatively. It will be there and won’t go away. So I really think that it’s useless to say the words above to anyone at all. It would probably better if you try to hear out and understand the reason for the person’s agitation rather than asking them to dismiss whatever feelings they have.
No matter how hard I try, somehow my efforts would always be shadowed by the littlest faults and mistakes. It’s always my sister who’s right. No one ever listens to me in this family. And you wonder why I hate it lock myself up in my room? I am so fucking tired of this.
Each one of us has a story, or two, to tell. But in silence, we tend to keep them to ourselves because no one seems to be listening.
Apparently, I do not exist.
Yes, to that person, I am non-existent. I am nothing. Wow. Just wow. There’s just one thing I want to tell you. Choose your words well. You don’t know how they affect the people around you. It’s like I wasn’t there. I don’t talk to you? Really? When? Tell me exactly. ‘Cause the last time I checked, I was there speaking with and listening to all your blabber and rants. I gave my time to hear your side of the story. It’s just lame. I never got tired of you going over and over about your bullshit and whatnots, listening to your redandunt stories, then you just go there spouting that I don’t talk to you? What utter bullshit. Honestly. I AM PISSED. Can’t you tell?
I hate arguing with people who don’t even listen.
It’s like fighting with a wall. No matter how much you try to explain your side, even if you have actual evidence, they won’t bother. They won’t hear it because they are too close-minded to even consider your side. It’s like my words are just bouncing off from their heads, not going through. Damn. I hate this. Shit day.