Humanity's biggest problem

I was with a dear friend today on our way to a meeting at some cafe. Trying to catch up. Hyper me, was opening all sorts of subjects.

I told him I was depressed in general. And he says, who’s not.

I wanted to tell him how lonely I feel.

But then I said, what do you have to worry about? You’re married to the love of your life, you have kids, a car and a house and you have a good job.

He said, so what?

I told him that I feel lonely.

He said, why? Friends are the best.

I say yes, they are, the best. Really.

Then I say, I want someone for me.

He goes on and says, “that’s humanity’s biggest problem”

I say, yeah exclusivity.

What do I miss?

I miss having this one person, who’d be waiting all day to see or talk to me and hear about how my day was.

Someone who’s really interested. Not a friend that wants to catch up.

Someone, I know when hearing their voice that everything will be alright.

Amongst all other important things I value in a relationship. That’s what I miss the most.

That tender, genuine, caring voice.

That waits to hear my tender, genuine, caring voice too.

Razan Khatib

Razan Khatib

Playing at the intersection of culture, technology, and values. Trying to structure my thoughts and share experiences, learnings, and insights. Co-founder of @spring_apps
Amman, Jordan