This is for the people who feel they carry the shadow for the collective. I know I am one of them and I wonder if any of you have ever confronted anyone who constantly dumps on you. “If it wasn’t for you, Elsa…”
Listening carefully to the 800th complaint about my personality lodged over a half dozen years. And feeling the complaints were unwarranted. I cocked my head slightly and said, “Say. Have you ever thought of how your life would be if I died? What if tomorrow my life ended and that was that. I was gone. Do you think your life would be better? Because I don’t think it would. In fact, I think it would be much worse. Strange, huh? If I wasn’t here, I think you’d feel even worse then you do right now…”
Complaints lessened after that.
Anyone else ever try something?