People Clutter

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I know when we start our days we have high hopes for a “good” day.  Sometimes we make mistakes, even though we know better.  Those mistakes can end up ruining some amount of time in our day.  Maybe it’s because we are tired, or we forget, or we aren’t prepared.  This brings me to the question for today: why interact with crappy people?  Hint: No good can come from it.  None.

As part of our life-style change, a move to minimalism, we have made the conscientious choice to eliminate the crappy, negative, mean and rude people who are (and were) in our lives.  They are like clutter but far more dangerous because they  sap your positive energy, and send you down a negative and unproductive path that can only lead you to more stress and unhappiness.  Not good and no longer permitted.

We’ve done a really good job at this thus far, but every once in a while an identified crappy person tries to suck you in -or- a random crappy stranger decides to blindside you.  It happens to the best of us.

Here’s the answer the only answer, it come from a friend’s blog post.

James Altucher : How to Deal with Crappy People.  Read his post (I promise it is worth the read)  and re-read this when ever you need a refresher course.

Tips: If someone is nasty to you, remember it’s about them and their anger inside. It’s not about you.

Inspiration:  ” No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi

One-day one thing: Buying poster board, pricing and making signs for a yard sale.

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2 thoughts on “People Clutter

    broadsideblog said:
    September 29, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I recently blogged on a similar theme, realizing I’d wasted far too much precious energy on the wrong people….The world is full of emotional vampires and it takes energy to even recognize them, then RUN.

    http://broadsideblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/the-allure-of-the-elusive/

      MsRat responded:
      September 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks for the comment and link.

      So true. And those emotional vampires always strike when you are low or off your game. Identify, and like you said, RUN.

      Good advice.

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