Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Does Anyone Understand You?

I just got off the phone with Dave. I met Dave when I was in college MANY moons ago. Ok, we all know how old I am, so I'll admit it's more than 25 years ago. I didn't know then, but he has turned out to be one of the few people who really understands me.

Weird!

He's been in California for almost as many years as I have known him.

Yeah, we agree on politics (more or less). And we discuss politics. Of course, he's WAY more knowledgeable about it than I am. But, that's not it.

He actually BELIEVES in me.

Again, weird!

That's never happened before.

Yeah, my sister believes in me; but that doesn't really count. She's related. She's kind of genetically required to (course that doesn't apply to Skeletor, but that's a different story)!

Dave and I very different, but very similar. He believes in me more than I believe in myself. And I believe in him more than he does himself.

It comes down to ego.

The people who have it are generally the people who shouldn't. The people who don't, are generally the people who recognize that, while they know alot, there is much more to know.

As Alexander Pope said, "A little bit of knowledge is dangerous."

I've gotten a little off-track.

My message is that there are people who believe in you. You just need to know who they are.

And I do.

3 comments:

SSP said...

and that alone is SUCH a comfort....I believe in you Briana...hadn't seen you in 20 odd years, but I never forgot how AWESOME you were...and now that I know you again, I am glad to know that I was right :-)

Briana said...

Ok, well, now I KNOW you're crazy! You remember the me when I was 19. Part of that person is still here; part of it isn't; and part of me is the older version of that.

I'm glad we found each other again. Cause you're pretty damn awesome, too!

Anita said...

I know that there are people out there that understand me, they just aren't always around when I need to be understood!

Like when the in-laws are around!

Glad you have your friend!