Last week a friend was texting me about a stranger that they were observing in a public place.
By his account, the stranger was behaving like a self absorbed, entitled ASS and yet I was still disappointed by my friend's story.
Not because I felt bad for the ass. I totally didn't. If you're going to go out in public and act like an ass you should be prepared for people to call you an ass.
But because my friend was getting sucked into that person's negativity.
I hate that.
I have a relative who focuses on the negative in everything around her to make herself feel better - and it's toxic. It's so bad I can hardly have a conversation with her because I want to say, "If your friend is so stupid, stop being friends with her. But don't call her your friend and stupid in the same breath! Being a hypocrite is worse than being dumb!"
Via text it was hard to redirect my friend's attention from the ass but I wanted to.
I wanted to call him up and say, "Let it go. Treat him like an inconvient stop light that you didn't think twice about. He's not worth it. You have better things to do."
Negativity is a choice. Choose something else.
You have better things to do.