No Problems?

“No problem” is a common response people give as in – Can you get it done? No problem. It is an easy response to give and equally easy to receive.

But in truth, we all have problems.  Who doesn’t?

Personal concerns, family issues, relationship disputes, work dilemmas, or financial troubles, just to name a few.  Few people are problem free, and even fewer are willing to admit that they have problems.  Why?

People are reluctant to share their problems for the fear that no one would listen.  No one would care.  Others got problems of their own to worry about. Why bother?

The late Stephen Covey explained it well.  He said, “People are very tender, very sensitive inside. I don’t believe age or experience makes much difference.  Inside, even within the most toughened and calloused exteriors, are the tender feelings and emotions of the heart.”

Sure, there are those whose job is to listen to other people’s problems. Professions like priests, doctors,  police, social workers, etc.  But these should be the last resort if we lent an ear to each other more often.

What are your pressing problems? Do you have any trusted person(s) to share your problems with?    

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