Not everyone should be ignored. Not everyone should be embraced. Some people should be completely avoided.
Who do we want in our lives?
We have time.
We have so much time.
We have only so much time …
Limited by our genetic and actuarial probability, or perhaps limited because of accident, disease or being murdered (be careful of those who you irritate), which brings to mind that guy who said he wanted to die at 105, shot dead by a jealous husband. I don’t fancy his expected, but I love that spirit.
Who has time for negativity when we can easily focus time and attention on people with spirit, with thrive and drive, with lovely qualities we admire, laugh at/with and enjoy?
Too often we pick hastily, not so wisely.
It is about point of view – mine.
And the point of view of those I choose to work with, play with, befriend, hold dear, hold close and love.
My point of view is pointed where I look.
I meet lots of people.
They all matter.
They don’t all matter to me.
People who matter to me meet me half way. Not every day or every time – but at least half the time otherwise, why bother?
I enjoy most of all, those who have a point of view.
Those who don’t seem to have one, don’t commit themselves. Those, I think, are the quintessential passive-aggressive type worth avoiding.
If someone is aligned with my point of view – or not, is not the issue. Someone who wants to know mine, as they want me to know theirs. That is where the fun starts …
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 4C/39F, Chinook-gone!, light overcast, light traffic, light of day – Gusta wanted to chase rabbits, I wanted to hurry so I could work-in a gym work-out this morning. I won the debate… she’ll get a longer one later.
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