I can name at least three people that I would like to be better friends with. At least three people that I know are either going through some stuff or have gone through some stuff in the past. I would like to be there for them. I would like to see my experiences and thoughts provide them with a better understanding of their problems. It pains me knowing what I know and watching them live their lives in such a way that isn't to the full potential. I would like to say something directly, but who am I to take life experiences away from them? On the other hand, no one should have to undergo what these individuals are going through. If I’m feeling hopeful here, perhaps I could either solve or be a part of their solution to the problems. I know that this isn't entirely realistic, but if I can help at least one person then I will be making a difference.
I’m putting this out there for anyone, not just these specific people. Knowing the hardships of these individuals made me realize that I was truly grateful to those around me. When I go through rough times I utilize my friends to their fullest extent. These individuals deserve the same. Everyone deserves the same. That’s why I’m putting this out there for anyone. You don’t have to know me. You don’t have to be my friend. We don’t have to be close. But I will be another voice, another opinion, another listener, if you want. The best thing that I can do is embody those who supported me through difficult times. And that is what I’m doing now.
Good luck to all those with conquering their hardships. I’ll be rooting for you.
Published by Jack Beck