Relating to someone over their past experience feels deeper than relating to someone over their current experience.
Perhaps it is because the current experience is fed by the past so in order to understand the full story of what is happening now, I would have to examine the past.
Developing those deeper relationships involves deep conversations which don’t just involve what is happening right now. It involves present and past. Or past, present and future.
I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.