"Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead surround yourself with optimistic people." Zig Ziglar
Some people are just toxic. That is a cold, hard fact. You know who they are. Those people who start sentences with phrases like, "No offense but..." or "Don't take this the wrong way...". People who criticize while couching their words in passive-aggression. Or who seem to always have a problem. They aren't happy, someone was mean to them, or they get angry/offended way too easily.
I fucking HATE people like that. I'm a say-what-you-mean-mean-what-you-say kind of gal. That means I often offend and rarely apologize if someone is way too sensitive. I've cut off friends, family, and co-workers for being toxic. I've ended relationships because of it.
Toxic behavior comes in many forms:
You have a right to feel good about yourself and your life choices. At the end of your life - when you face whatever you believe is going to happen to you - you will be standing there by yourself. So will each and every one of those negative people you've allowed to bring you down.
Life is too short. Demand happiness - fight for it - and don't let people who crave misery drag you into their shit.
Posted by Shayne McClendon