One of my things I am working on in working through my depression and anxiety is dealing with people. In all our lives, we have people around us. We interact and have relationships with all those we come in contact with. We do not live in a bubble. And whenever you deal with other people, there will be joy, and there will be pain. People will surprise you with greatness and disappoint you with mistakes. And many times it doesn’t seem fair and doesn’t make sense, but unfortunately it is what it is. The only way to avoid the pain that people can cause us is to remove ourselves from people. Understand however, that if you remove yourself to avoid pain, you also lose the opportunity to experience the joys that relationships can bring.
We saw a movie early this year. It was a great movie, but also very sad. Makes you really stop and think about your life. George Clooney’s character tried to live in a bubble. What a miserable lonely life.
I will agree that we can carry too much in our “backpacks”, we aren’t meant to carry the world or collect all the stuff in it. I do believe however, that THE most important thing or things we can have in life are the people. So cherish those you love. Overlook the annoying flaws, you have them too.
I will say that there are toxic people in our lives that we may need to remove ourselves from. If they are not necessary to your life, or they are not your responsibility, then back away. So what happens if you can’t put that distance there? You have to set boundaries. You have to tie safety lines to others you can trust and depend on.
I have to say that right now, I am taking a look at all my relationships to see how I can improve them, or remove myself from them. What about you? Are there some relationships you need to work on, or walk away from?
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