A few months ago I blogged about how it feels when you get shut out of a conversation or not being able to share you're views and ideas. A lot of times, that can really hurt as if you feel that you or what you have done doesn't matter. Once in a while it would feel good, if you were given a chance to air your side and be heard with respect. When I think about one-sided situations, the song "Let's Talk About Me" by The Alan Parsons Project comes to mind.
A lot of times I saw situations where some people are about to speak only to have someone butt in. In the end, they sit there looking forlorn and left out as if they're part of the furniture rather than part of the gang. First there emptiness because you've been treated like you weren't even there. Then followed you start feeling worthless and the worst part is when that turns into pent-up anger and we all know what the consequences can be. That's happens when things are always one-sided.
It's not that we want to be the center of the universe all the time. It does when people listen and listen enthusiastically to what we have to say. If they do that then we should reciprocate. That way people can be able to understand each other better. Let's hear what people have to say because we might just learn something good from it.