There are times in life when you feel no one gets you. No one could ever understand what you’re going through or what you’ve been through.
These times happen throughout childhood – when we can’t see past our own nose – when we are egocentric and the world revolves around us.
These times happen throughout the tween and teen years – when we can’t see past tomorrow – when we are self-centered and everyone must bow to us.
These times happen throughout the college years – when we can’t see past the next mid-term or paper – when we are concerned about making the grade.
These times happen throughout the 20’s – when we can’t see past the week’s end – when bills and work are all we see.
These times happen throughout life. These times happen to us all.
And the best part is, when you finally realize that you’re not alone. When you meet someone, anyone, who is in the same boat as you. Someone who says, “me, too.” Someone who thinks like you do. At first, you’re shocked that anyone could relate to you. Because you’re too wrapped up in your own world. And then you sigh a sigh of relief. Someone else who thinks like you do and gets what you’re going through. You’re not alone. You’re not weird. You’re not doomed.
You’re just you. Going through what you’re going through.
Experiencing what everyone, at some point in their life, experiences.
So, wherever you’re at, you’re not alone.
Because there is someone. Out there. Who gets you. And who knows what you’re going through.
On this French Fry Friday, remember: great minds think alike.
I ask. You answer.
- When was the first time you realized that everyone goes through similar life experiences?
- What time in your life were you most comforted to know that someone, somewhere gets what you’re going through?
- Do you think our culture fosters a sense of “you’re not alone”?
- What experiences have you used to help someone else get through one of “those” times?