|James “Kimo” Rosen is a retired professional photographer living in Kapa'a|
with his best friend Obama Da Dog, Rosen also blogs as a hobby...
Throwback photo of Rosen in front of his
Alaskan photo studio back in 1983
We all have demons of our own
We all have our problems. I have discovered a way to feel better is to talk about anything but your problems. Talk about a movie, TV show, sports event, an upcoming holiday, or even the price of tea in China.
Most places I frequent even with people who barely know me, will spill their inner demons to me. (WHY?)
One person tells me she's having a party, is overwhelmed and wants to cancel. I say yes, cancel, then she goes on for another fifteen minutes while she has me cornered in a booth at a local fast food franchise. (HELP!)
Another person is always telling me how hard they have it. I look at them and think, my Lord you don't know what hard times are. (OY VEY!)
Believe it or not I have been in therapy before and the therapist starts telling me her problems, I think to myself, hold on Doc, I am the one paying, your suppose to listen to me?
Even on Facebook there are people I barely know telling me inner most secrets, why?
To top of it, when I was a kid of eight years old, my parents confided their problems to me, telling me to not tell the other parent what they just told me. (JEEZ...)
I guess it's somewhat of a compliment that so many people put their trust in me, or is it that I just look like a sucker?
I have learned after 5:00 P.M. and on the Sabbath to take my phone of the hook and try to not look at Facebook, otherwise I get overwhelmed with everyone else's problems.
People always think their problems are so rough, but don't realize others too have demons of their own. We're all victims of many battles. I find having a friend to talk with about anything besides the thing that is bothering you is instrumental to one's mental health.
They say, " Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about."
Have you ever noticed...one of the greatest things you can lend someone...is a sympathetic ear?
I only wish I had become a shrink, at least I would be paid for listening to everyone's demons.(OH WELL...)
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