Chances are, if youre reading this, youre on ultimate guitar, meaning youre some kind of musician. Musicians connect with people through their lyrics as well as their music. Ive got something for you to try. You know how you walk down the street or the hallway at school and sometimes you see someone who is upset, be it crying or just sitting there with their head in their hands, but you just walk by because its akward or maybe because you dont think you have the time? Try, just one time, to stop and tap them on the shoulder and ask "hey are you ok?". Chances are theyre not and theyre going to say yes anyways. Dont just go 'ok theyre fine' and walk away. say "are you sure? you look like you could use a hug." I PERSONALLY promise you, that if theyre not already screaming at you to leave them alone, that theyre gonna laugh and accept that offer.
Try that and tell us how it worked for you. if they get mad at you post that too as well as exactly what you said so we can fine tune your strategy. read on if you want to "read into it" a bit more (no pun intended).
That little effort could be the simplest yet most important thing you EVER do. Because that person may be upset about one thing, or it could be a whole series of things. And when youre upset you know that deep down all you want is for ONE person to care. We all bleed red ya' guys. And sometimes when were overwhelmed, we consider hurting ourselves without understanding the gravity of the situation.
And think of it this way. what if you saw this person upset, walked by because of the akwardness, then the next day they say over the morning announcements, or on the news that some person decided to end their life. and it was THAT same person.
What would you say to yourself? "Wait...omg..." or "Oh no...thats that one i saw outside of starbucks crying. I could have said something..."
I personally have done this several times (tap, ask, hug) and its NEVER ended up bad. in fact im pretty good friends with the ones Ive helped out. Do it. you WILL not regret it.