Who the heck knows where these illustrations come from. I have objectively observed people my whole life.What mother called critical, I knew to be analytical in my quest to understand the world!
It's my experience human beings are the most interesting
diverse creatures on the planet. I have always found it amusing to people watch. Wondering the stories of those
Lured by sad tales of woe I used to be vulnerable to victim types, An unhealthy pattern I was forced to abandon with depleting energy. Now I surround myself with loving, well rounded people instead. What an awakening that was!
Of course we all have glitches in our life.
Relatives who blame us for things wrong in their own life. And supporting friends and family in troubled times stands without reason. It's the chronic victims, whining twenty years later about the same unresolved issues, that always dragged me down! Empathizing, wanting to lend an ear and words of comfort seemed to sabotage productive time. I like to think I'm slightly wiser now, and don't need to rescue everyone.It may sound callus, I promise it's not. Putting ourselves on the list is important, wish I knew that at a younger age!
If the truth be known, I must have been fulfilling my own voids by supporting the down trodden. I must have needed to feel needed. Possibly a diversion from my own problems. I will admit, it's much simpler keeping the energy thieves at bay!
How about you? Have you weaned off the energy robbers? Has it left you more time to be productive? I once heard Barbara Sher lecture on the importance of letting those toxic relationship go as you age! Have you? Sure hope I have!