Not everyone will fully know or understand how bad someone feels, as Robin Williams’ case has shown.
People will understand some of what we go through, but can never fully understand how we really feel. Unless we walk a mile in another person’s shoes and experience what they experience, I don’t think they will ever understand. We often confuse knowing, with a deeper knowing.
People live their lives through a façade. An outward appearance that all is well with the world, but it’s only when the layers are peeled back that we see there is much more to what a person portrays externally. The emotions and what we feel go far beyond what we see externally and that’s the part we fail to recognise.
In some cases we’re so often wrapped up in our own thoughts, we fail to take notice of what’s going on, or what’s obvious and staring us in the face. We must learn how to communicate so that we’re all open and honest with each other. It’s often not what people say, but what they leave out that is the key to how they’re really feeling.
That’s the part we fail to recognise and understand, but that’s the part that’s totally essential if we are to understand how we can help others to communicate how they really feel.