Crabs In A Barrel

I've decided that most of the people in my life are entirely too negative. I'm at a point in my life where I'm finally making headway to where I want to be, and I'm starting to notice that even just ONE negative person in your life can hold you back indefinitely. So what do you do when you're surrounded by them? Is it wrong to cut off family and spend more time with (nicer) strangers? What a weird thing to consider, right? Should i be concerned that I'm not concerned?
Sbgf225 Sbgf225
31-35, M
5 Responses Jan 17, 2013

i was thinking about the same thing all this past moth, and i agree a negative person can bring you down long way. by knowing people who are negative you can learn to appreciate positive people that motivates you, encourage you to be better, healthier etc. I just cut off a relationship with the most negative person i have encounter so far, and that stuff rubs off on you if you dont stay away..seriously haha. i feel so much better and happier now.

A gentle smile should be given to people who are negative, (perhaps that is what they are lacking, warmth). "Smile/laugh, and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone". I always pity and have sorrow for those who are negative, they are missing out on so much. So instead of showing indifference to these negative people, show them a smile of encouragement.

u cant prove optimism unless u are surrounded by negativity around,...good people are rare and bonus... and if you get even one. trust them..only one person can make a difference .be a one man army...i dont care for negative people nowadays.. i treat them as handle them dont move around them..funny part i just treat them as things lol!

Even when they're family? I've been doing the one man army thing so I can relate, though. Thanks for the good vibes ^_^

if they are family..i ignore them..they will take their own time to heal... my only purpose is to help them to connect to their good self..and maintain my balance of mind lol! is game for sure..

Negative people drag you down...hang around strangers that have a positive attitude.

No, and you are right. Negativity can ruin a good man (or woman), It can make your goals seem impossible to reach. It can make your ambitions seem futile. If you have to remove yourself from the negative people to be the person you are going to be, so be it.