I’ve come to doubt every single relationship I have in my life. From my best friend to my parents and everything in between. I find myself wondering what the point of it all is. I think about the dynamics of the relationship and can’t help but think how artificial things are between people.
I mean as human beings, we seek love and attention. It’s natural for us to not want to be alone. But I see people become things they are not in order to not be alone. I see the truth about who people really are when they think their relationships are secured.
And it scares me how people rely so much on each other and yet, so many people don’t truly know or even understand the people they are basing so much of their happiness on. It scares me how easily people can change. How easily people can hide who they are. And it really scares me how ugly people can be. Even those closest to you.
So as you continue on with you daily life, I dare you to look at the relationships you have and seriously evaluate them. Evaluate why you have them, why you want to keep them, what you think it does for you. Evaluate them very carefully and find the discrepancies, the questionable words and actions, and figure out whether those relationships need to be adjusted, cherished, or left behind.
You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn and how less of a burden you’ll have to deal with when you summon up the courage and decide to leave the pointless ones behind.
There is a good chance you won’t think this applies to you, because you are comfortable or because you truly “love” these people. But if you open your eyes, you will probably find that even your definition of love has been distorted by these fake and unnecessary relationships.
You don’t necessarily have to drop these people out of your life, but acknowledging their significance (or lack thereof) in your life will enlighten you. And from there is where your burdens will begin to lessen.