Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Banishment Notice

Dear Negative People,

Get out of my life.
No exceptions.
This means you.
Venting's fine, I am all for it and like to indulge in it myself.
The occasional complaint?
Cool. I'm happy to listen.
But for all you whining, constantly complaining energy suckers for whom the glass is not only half-empty it's dirty and has a crack in it, go away.
I don't need you. I don't want you. I am sick of listening to you. If you don't like your life, then change it, and don't expect any sympathy from me until you do.

Have a nice day.
I wrote something similar last week which I posted on FaceBook, but it bears repeating.
While I do not believe any of my readers are the whining, self-involved complainers my notice targets I do believe that publishing it sends a message to the Universe. This, in turn, plays back to me in my social interactions.
This is my stand. 
This is what I want, and this is what I am not prepared to put up with.
I have been negative. I had wallowed in the warm, comfortable depths of self-pity.
It can be a fine soothing rut to a point, but like any rut it holds one in place.
This is bad. 
I have come to believe that rut-dwellers come to believe every negative thing they project upon the world and when that happens there is no altering one's view.
Perhaps they believe there is no point to seeing the bright side, maybe it is simple too hard, or most likely, they've forgotten any tools they had,  if they had any, to change their grey, downtrodden view.
If you believe nothing good ever happens to you, then you will be correct. Even if you win the lottery all you'll think about is the coming onslaught of charitable organizations asking for your help, all your new relatives and old friends who need help, and how everyone else is jealous of your good fortune.
This makes me sick.
Get over yourself and your blubbering anti-social negativity. 
Like I said, if you believe nothing good happens, you're right.
But if you believe good things happen to you, then you are right.
Choose wisely.
If you choose wish to remain negative such is your right, but leave me alone.
This will be your only polite notice.


Virginia Lee said...

I love you, soulgoob.

Leah J. Utas said...

Awww, thanks.

messymimi said...

Yes. People who notice the good things that happen to them, get more good things happening in their lives.

Ron Scheer said...

We, the privileged, need to remember that 99% of the world would happily trade places with us.

Leah J. Utas said...

So very true, Messymimi.

Ron, yes. We have it good.

Red said...

Hey! I like the way you put this. some people are always whining. I can listen to some whine but after that get over it.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Red. A bit of negativity is normal, but you're right, they should get over it.

the Bag Lady said...

I've been blessed with a generally sunny disposition.

I will tolerate some whining, because everyone has something bad happen periodically, but it has to stop within a reasonable amount of time!

Leah J. Utas said...

Aye, and a fine disposition it is, Bag Lady.

Hilary said...

There are days when I do need to read something like this.. today has been one of them... so thank you for that.

Leah J. Utas said...

Glad to be of service, Hilary.