Recently I was watching Oprah interviewing a well-known movie producer. I cannot remember his name though. He was telling her how AWFUL a student he was in school. He struggled with his grades and following directions in class. This made me immediately like the producer! That was me! I was awful in school, TOO! Apparently, I was a bit of a trouble maker in school. I had a hard time keeping still and paying attention. I would make my classmates laugh all the time. This made me popular. However, I was a popular girl with terrible grades. I think that if I were in school now, I would likely be diagnosed with ADHD.
Another thing that made me love this producer (whose name or movies I cannot seem to remember!) was that he was very curious about knowing details about people’s lives. It helps him understand the human condition. Therefore, he tells their stories. “That’s me again!” Except that I don’t recount people’s stories by making movies! I loved that even now, being wildly successful and wealthy, he still wants to know people’s stories and all the most intimate details, their loves, their losses, their joys, their sorrows.
Again, that’s me! Except I am not rich and famous! Maybe just a little bit famous in Santa Fe. Some people might think that I talk a lot, but when I am interacting with people, I mostly ask a lot of questions. I guess you could say that I am good at making people talk. I have enough of a therapist in me that I do realize when someone does not want to open their heart up to me, but when they do, I am all ears! I love how we all have a unique and fascinating story.
A person does not have to be educated or rich to marvel at a story within them. I can still recall conversations with strangers that I had years ago that have made an impression on my life. I can remember their facial expressions, their eyes, and where we even had our conversation. It is very frustrating for my brother, who manages the finances at the store, to sit down and talk business with me. I know that when I am with him or other business people, I need to focus on businesslike matters, but the questions that come out of my mouth are usually less than business-like. Cost of goods sold, advertising budgets, open to buy…. These things are all hard for me to focus on. Yet strangely, I DO love to talk about business, but the dialogue needs to have a splash of “feelings.” Yes, you read that well. ”F E E L I N G S.”
It was refreshing to hear this producer being interviewed by Oprah. I am not the only crazy person out there. There are other people like myself and he is a MAN. One of my favorite phrases was by one of the presidents of France who said, “The feminine part of me makes me the man that I am.”
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