This is an old post but I’m thinking energy thieves today and I knew I’d written about this before. I’m pulling up the old post up because the comments are great. Here it is:
s said on Using Other People’s Energy:
“Cold-blooded is all I can say about lack of reciprocity. Vampires of the spirit. Have to add that, too.”
I thought this was interesting. I’ve never considered people who do this do be cold-blooded though they may be. I’ve considered them to be foolish and short-sighted.
If someone is in a position to help you it makes no sense to take a lousy five bucks off them rather than establishing a relationship that can be sustained because it’s mutually beneficial.
It reminds me of something Henry wrote once. He said, a thief has to keep moving all the time. They can never stop because they get discovered. An honest man can stay in one place.
How do you see the energy thief? What do you think drives them? What are they thinking when they take the five bucks?
That’s the end of the original post. Today, I have realized for myself, what some people said in the comments, years ago. A person who does this to others may not know they’re a sink! They just don’t realize, they are draining you; taking from you and not giving anything back.
So what if you like a person who is like this? You enjoy them but you feel your pocket has been picked after every interaction? Is there a way you can let them know? Can you fix something like this, short of amputation?
To be thorough, I have thought about this being a (my) personal problem. But in the cases I’m referring to, I can see the other person creates the same scenario with everyone. They wind up rejected.
What is this? Is it possible that some people have no internal balancing mechanism or that it’s a half-bubble off or something? The habit is to take a dollar, give a dime. ALWAYS.
What do you think, circa 2020?