Question of the Day – No. 280 When was the last time you felt completely understood? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 58 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 280” Add yours On the motherships LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Aaaand how long ago was that? LikeLike Reply Why were there four “a’s” in your “aaaand?” If I’m being called crazy I can certainly stop putting myself on the line to answer questions here. LikeLiked by 1 person There are 4 “a’s” because I’ve noticed you have a sense of humor and the “a’s” showed mine. I’m sorry if I made you feel anything else then what I intended. LikeLike And I apologize in return if I overreacted. 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person No worries 🙂 LikeLike 😌 LikeLiked by 1 person It all depends on when one encounters someone who is willing to listen… 🙂 I am not overly concerned about someone understanding me, they will or they will not.. I am more concerned about me understanding myself… 🙂 “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your spirit was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.” Ellen DeGeneres LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Love this! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How willing are you to listen to others? 🙂 LikeLike Reply I am here, am I not?… 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people If I am not willing to listen, why be part of a “pointless” conversation… 🙂 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people But, I don’t consider this conversation “pointless”, if I did I wouldn’t be here… 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people That’s true. Thank you for being here 🙂 LikeLike A few years ago I opened up to someone and shared my truth with them. I shared my hopes and dreams too and for the first time ever I didn’t just feel understood I felt total peace. I didn’t feel empty or lacking anymore. I felt total peace. It was such a blissful experience I couldn’t even possibly describe it. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply What did that person do different that made you feel that way? LikeLike Reply They listened to me. I talked and they listened and they would tell me they felt the same way or they thought I was funny. It didn’t take much. No one has ever took an interest in me before and for a little while he did. I thought I had found home but then he took that away and offered it to someone else. LikeLiked by 1 person Not sure if I have… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s tough. In your opinion, what’s the main reason for this? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Because I’m complex and people barely understand themselves let alone take the time to understand me. My mother never could… LikeLiked by 1 person Maybe you haven’t met the right people for this complex task just yet. LikeLiked by 1 person Agreed 😌 LikeLiked by 1 person When my cat started yelling at me and jumped in my lap. I was having an anxiety attack while i was arguing with my mother about how you can’t just ‘get over’ depression and social anxiety. My cat understood me and my mom saw that if he, an eleven year old kitten, saw something wrong that i really really wasn’t faking it or whatever LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Animals are awesome. They know you better than most. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Animals are not blocked by ‘logic’. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Very interesting! So your mother didn’t believe in the validity of your issues? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Nobody did but my cat and my best friend (who has dyslexia and was called stupid because of it) LikeLiked by 1 person When I got married. Hubby understands me totally. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s awesome! I’m glad you found the right person for you! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply “Completely”…only when praying. I think those closest to me try to understand though. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply And what’s the closest to that feeling? LikeLike Reply Never! But sometimes I tell people (and I believe it, whether or not it is true) that I understand them. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply What do you do to make sure you have the best understanding for them? Would the same strategy work for you (for others to apply so you can feel understood)? LikeLike Reply I am an old dog. I feel as if, all we can do is not impede others experience. (sometimes to our own detriment.) Understanding others means being able to be ok with actions/views you do not agree with; or, to reserve your “understanding” for those “deemed worthy” of being understood. To many times have I claimed to understand others, while condemning them for being less enlightened in their world view. Understanding self is a life long experience. I think I would rather have people who are patient with me, over people who claim to understand me. I know I am unorganized in my response, I tend to over think. Be awesome out there 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Good question, it’s been a very long time LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m very sorry to hear that… why do you think this happened? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I just need to work hard at my communication skills and start conversing more with people who have the capacity/desire to understand and I could be more patient as well LikeLiked by 1 person About 2 years ago. I fall in love with this person. It felt like we were connected through souls. I could talk anything under the sun with this person. However, we are both of different religions and such circumstances didn’t allow us to unite. Both our sides are conservative. I’ve always thought that we would make the best couple, but unfortunately, because of the feelings and what not, we ended up with squabbles after squabbles. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The only issue was the religious orientation? LikeLike Reply Yes. LikeLiked by 1 person When I finally came to terms with my true self. Have you ever had a conversation with yourself? Not a normal conversation like you would with anyone else. But a conversation where everything that you could possibly want finally comes to the surface. Everything that you didn’t understood made sense and all your questions finally received answers? These thoughts and emotions come from within. For the longest time I never felt like anyone understood me. I didn’t feel like I fit in anywhere. I’ve come to my conclusion that I’m not suppose to fit in anywhere. I move around to different places and help those who need help and leave. The only person who understands me is myself and I absolutely love it. We don’t need the world to understand us because the world can’t live for us. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I don’t have that as often as I’d like to. But I’m on my way to create a habit out of it. LikeLike Reply I haven’t LikeLiked by 2 people Reply What do you think is the main reason for this? LikeLike Reply Yesterday. My husband and I had a friend and her Mum come over for a visit – it was pretty emotional. (Side note: this was the friend who I helped get into a mental health program.) It was a good visit, but tiring. When it was over, and I asked my husband what he wanted to do, he said “I want to know you’re on the couch, watching whatever makes you happy, and recharging.” He’s one hell of a guy. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply He sounds like an awesome guy! I’m glad you have next to you someone who takes care of you! All people deserve that! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Agreed! I’m a very blessed woman. LikeLiked by 1 person Never! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply How come? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I think it’s mostly because people don’t really listen. I’ve had several people try to tell me how I am or how I feel without requiring any input from me or even being around me. LikeLiked by 1 person When my parents and sisters just listened when I finally broke down and told them about my depression and suicidal thoughts…no judgment, no advice, they just listened and gave me their full support and unconditional love LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m very sorry you had to go to this, but I’m glad you found support in your family. Where is that depression coming from? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I can’t remember… it must’ve been a really long time… LikeLiked by 2 people Reply What do you think is the main reason for this? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I don’t think I am truly understood, I feel as if people just say they understand what I am talking about, just to shut me up. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I think that what they mean with “I understand” is in fact the idea that they hear the words… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I have no more than one or two friends who, when we actually get the time to meet, unite with me in a kind of intellectual and discursive flow where our minds essentially meld into one. It is an amazing phenomenon. It is at these cherished moments I feel understood. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply That’s awesome! How often does that happen? LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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