Yep, I’m a listener. I have really great hearing. It amazes me what people speak about in public places.
I’m not putting a glass to a door or planting bugs in rooms, I’m just listening intently.
Good places to listen? Airport, Starbucks, Elevator, Dressing Rooms, Public Restrooms
What do I get from it? You’d be surprised. People say things that make me think about my own life and move me to reflect on all that I have in which to grateful. Other times, I often wish that I could lean in and give them a hug.
I mean, in all honesty, schadenfreude, is alive and well. Why do you think we watched things like Ricki Lake and Jerry Springer and now indulge in tragic reality TV. The misfortune of others gives us pleasure. We feel better about our lives because at least we are not “those people”. This is not okay but it is the sad truth.