“Toxic relationships of any kind not only make us unhappy; they corrupt our attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine healthier relationships and prevent us from realizing how much better things can be.” ~ Michael Josephson; American law professor, attorney, public speaker on ethics, businessman, and entrepreneur.
“Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you.” ~ Israelmore Ayivor; Ghanaian inspirational writer, blogger, public speaker, and LifeSkills Entrepreneur.
If one truly desires to better one’s own life and elevate the mind through peace and self-love, then one must choose people carefully, or choose the time to be spent and the interaction one has with people.
There is no middle; either you are fully committed to better yourself, your thoughts, your behavior, your life, or you are lazy and ignorant enough to remain in the same place in your life all the time without any higher goals. It is always your choice and not your surroundings.
But your choice and your passion may be influenced by the people around you, by the conversations, by the arguments; and, furthermore, specially influenced by the people you love or befriend, so you must tread carefully and not engage with toxic or negative people.
Toxic or negative people are individuals who put you down in any way, who gossip about others, who complain a lot, who always blame others, who do not fully respect your imagination and way of thinking, who are lazy themselves, who mistreat others, etc. etc.
It is extremely important that you do not spend your time with these people, choose wisely even if they are family; that is, do not avoid them if in fact they are family and you love them, but do not absorb what they preach, and specially do not fall into their arguments, into their traps.
Accept them as they are, do not try to change their thinking, just smile and walk away. Be aware that self-love and your development is crucial in your life, and for all success and happiness, and that is why you must not let toxic arguments and emotions invade the holiness of your temple.
Your own mind must be pure and elevated, so only worry about that and not about others. Analyze this wisdom and become it.
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