They’re Just Being Themselves…

Why do we get mad at people constantly for being themselves?

You ever find yourself dealing with someone that basically irritates you, acts selfishly, or has other characteristics about them that you cannot stand?

Do you keep hanging around them because you expect them to change when they have always been the same and probably will always be the same?

Guess what you can change about this person?  Your interaction with them.

You don’t HAVE to talk to them.  If they bother you that much, then simply cut off contact with them.  It’s that simple.

Okay, I use the word “simple”, but I know it’s not that simple.  This person could be a long-time friend, a family member, maybe the co-worker in the next cubicle.  At some point you have to ask yourself, why are you even dealing with someone that is not doing anything for your mental/physical/spiritual health?  You can love and care for someone from afar.

The next time you hesitate on cutting off contact from this person, think to yourself “in what way is talking to this person benefiting me?  Do they make me happy?  Are they a good friend to me?  Will choosing to love this person from a distance bring you peace?”

These are questions that you need to answer for yourself.  We all have our own levels of tolerance with people in our lives.  What is your limit?


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