This is an important message Caterina, thank you.
I recently wrote about an experience whereby I allowed my introverted nature to come between myself and getting to know a colleague. It meant that the work relationship stayed one dimensional i.e. office pleasantaries and work focused conversations.
It was only when my colleague was leaving did I find out from others that he was off to London’s West End to act in a show. All of his hobbies, interests and the things that made him unique, passed me by and I missed out on seeing the beauty of that person.
Your recommended points at the end of your story couldn’t speak to me any louder.