Off late, I have been interacting with people from all walks of life, in all stages of life and in all sorts of situations in life. What is strikingly similar is the urgent need to express oneself through speech. Everywhere I go, everyone just wants someone to listen. People don't seem to bother if the audience is even interested in what they have to say. They just want to talk... And the talking continues...
Everyone simply wants some living being to listen to them. Good listeners appear to be very popular among people. But they are hard to find. And trustworthy listeners are even hard to find.
All I can say is that
* If you find a trustworthy listener, don't let him / her go
* If you can hone your listening skills and know when to listen and to whom to listen, your relationships will improve significantly