If you feel like you’re not being heard, you might be right. 

Being heard is an emotion that is human. It’s vital to your sanity and horribly frustrating when you don’t feel it happening. 

There’s an important lesson to be learned. Especially when all around you is a fog of noise.

Know this.  Everyone wants the exact same thing. Everyone. Right now. In this very moment. Wants their story to be heard. 

Everyone is fighting for attention. 

And they are doing it by telling their story. Which sounds like noise to you. Because there are so many different types of stories. 

There are inspiring stories. Motivating and challenging stories of personal fulfillment. The kind of stories they turn into movies and you cry and fist pump and root for the hero. 

And then there are stories of hate. Where the pain of not being heard bubbles over into trollish and evil-spirited negativity. 

Instead of inspiring you, those stories are intended to hurt you.

Delivered by someone in so much pain they don’t even want to be heard anymore. They just want everyone else to hurt. You especially.

In truth, everyone has a story. You. Them. All of us. Parts of that story are triumphant. Other parts are nothing to be proud of. 

But there is always a story. If you listen for it, you’ll hear it. 

Stop complaining about all the noise. 

It’s not noise. It’s a story.