“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” ~William Gibson
When I saw this quote I had to laugh. It is SO true. I can’t believe the times, over and over and over again, I allowed “Others” to feed me much of the bullshit I’ve bought into in this life. I have also been one of the assholes I’ve surrounded myself with and I filled my own mind with more of the same.
It’s all become so clear lately. So, I’m being much kinder to myself as well as weeding out the assholes in my world. If I run into one I can usually spot “it” in an instant. I don’t want them around me anymore. I don’t want any negativity or drama in my life. I refuse to buy into these acts and pretend it’s okay when it’s not. I don’t want any controlling, manipulating individuals in my space. They are leaving me or I am leaving them; most are gone and I don’t miss them. They have been let go with love, a big smile and a “hope you find what you need but you aren’t playing with me like that anymore”. I need my mental health and without that drag on my psyche I am free. I define myself by a little old DOS acronym. WYSIWYG. What you see is what you get. I also subscribe to this old saying: “What other people think about me is none of my business”. It helps to make it even easier to detach.