I am a friendly person. I smile at strangers on the street with the hope that I might give them a moment of connection. I look people in the eyes when I’m speaking with them. I take advantage of opportunities to joke or be self-deprecating because I like people to feel comfortable around me. I ask questions–real questions–because I’m genuinely interested, and I actually listen to the answers because I actually care. I’ve dedicated my entire life to understanding the human condition, and offering support and connection, because I want to reduce people’s suffering.
I’m Interested In You. That Doesn’t Mean I’m Trying To Have Sex With You.
Megan Bruneau, M.A. RCC
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I continue to imagine a world in which everyone treats each other this way. A world in which emotions are taught about from childhood and people learn how to handle them responsibly. The amount of turmoil in this world perpetuated by fear and anger is so staggering. So many people don’t even realize that they are feeling and reacting to these emotions which could be controlled responsibly and so much destruction and pain could be prevented.