People who waste my energy invariably waste their own. I guess you could call these people “sinks”.
My first husband, a mega Scorpio and an electrical engineer introduced me to the concept of “sink” and “source” when it comes to energy. He explained there was only so much juice coming from a socket in the wall.
“There’s enough to light up a Christmas tree,” he said. “But if you keep plugging things into that source, the lights on the tree are going to dim.”
I took this in at the time. I have kept a close eye out for “sinks” ever since because I want to be a brightly lit tree rather than something bled out by leeches.
Do you respect a person’s time? What about your own? Do you think these things are connected?