The kid only wanted to be understood
by his fellow relatives and friends.
Problem was that everyone else expected
to be understood first and forget about his thoughts.
So he did what he taught himself to do,
which was to understand others in order to be understood.
He did this for years and years of his life
in hopes of a chance where they would get it.
Get the fact that he didn't want to be like them,
where they think of ones self first.
Instead, realize that to be understood,
you must first understand.
Only then will you know the true meaning
of the word "understand"
Maybe then they will finally get it?
Although, to this day, they still don't,
and the kid still dreams of the day
where it will finally click.
Maybe when the day comes, he will be able
to show his true self to them
and spread what he knows
because he was the one who knew how to understand
to be understood.