I always saw this as flat out. If someone isn’t making you happy, if they are bringing you down then why keep them around. Why diminish your own possibilities of happiness for someone else. So what do you do when what is making you upset, what can be considered negative is also what keeps you happy. If that ‘negative’ person per-say is actually also the most positive person in your life?
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I had a conversation about this today and came to the realization that I have actually accomplished this goal over the last couple of months. There has been so much going on in my life that I just haven’t had the time for people to bring me down so I’ve loosend ties with several people and it feels nice. Today I laughed, for most of the day. I got things accomplished and I’ll feel nice when I go to sleep. That should be what life is about. That being said, I am not going to remove this goal from my 43things as I think it’s important to keep building on.
I’m staring to think that although you may be able to pick out the people who never have anything positive to add, there will always be people who are having bad days and are in pessimistic moods. All you can really do it make the best of the situation.