Sioux Falls Man Follows Through With Amazing Idea
When I saw Adam Weber's Instagram post it didn't surprise me at all.
It did make me wonder how would the world might be different if we tried doing two things I noticed from his post:
1. How would this world be different if we faced our fears and stepped into the ideas we had.
2. What would the world look like if we all took the time to listen?
A year ago I got a random idea. What if I set up a table & chairs downtown and simply offered to listen to people? I got everything I needed and then... I chickened out. .
Monday the idea came up again inside me. This time it honestly didn’t feel like I had an option.
I found a place downtown, set things up, & quickly started working on my computer (to break some of the awkwardness for myself.) Maybe people wouldn’t see the random yahoo sitting at his makeshift office on a street corner?
I was positive no one would stop. I was wrong.
At first, people walked by giving me strange looks (I was judging myself). Within minutes people were coming up to me with questions:
- What would we talk about?
- What do you charge?
- Who are you?
Before I knew it, someone sat down. I couldn’t believe it. A few sentences in and he started sobbing...
So many people are hurting & longing to be heard.
Monday brought me so much joy. I did it again yesterday. Once more, the first person who sat down, within seconds... was sobbing.
Person after person sat down. All I did? Listen.
Note: Please don’t be impressed with me. I promise I’m no one to be impressed with. I reluctantly said yes to something I should have done a year ago. My hope? You’ll take the time to listen to someone today.
I know Adams request was not to be impressed with him, and the guy is illegitimately one of the most humble humans you will ever meet.
I am impressed with Adam. I am impressed with anyone who steps out and tries something different and scary. I'm impressed by people who dare to do things that don't come with a guarantee. I'm impressed by people who choose to continually find ways to be there for people. I'm impressed by people who see all the b.s. in this world and instead of adding to it they choose to try and alleviate it. I'm impressed by good people doing good things. Allow me to quote a Luke Bryan song: most people are good.