I believe that when your friends and family habitually checks up on and ask about how you are, they somehow care about you.
Perhaps that's naive of me to think of it that way.
But when you come to think of it...that simple question requires a big investment in terms of time and emotion.
The receiver can simply say, "I'm okay" or she can go into a litany of things that trouble her. Are you prepared to listen?
Somehow, I feel there are ever so few people in our lives who are actually prepared to listen.
Listening is really hard especially if the topic is not to your liking. Which is why I created this journal, so that I can vent.
It's sad that I have to censor myself nowadays. This is the only space I can freely express myself.