Let me ask you something, Are you a Sucka For Love? If you’re confused, I’ll explain why I’m asking the question. Yesterday evening was the first night that our fire pit was turned on for the season. We (being my mom and me) live in an apartment building so the fire pit is a community fire pit. This would usually be a problem because I’m actually not that sociable in real life, I’m quite introverted. But I guess there are people in this building that are more introverted than me because I have never seen them. Being so, yesterday evening the crowd was small which was a good and bad thing.
Towards the end of the evening, one of our neighbors comes out. All I knew of the man was his name and his apartment number. But I think there’s something about a group of people surrounding a fire that makes people want to talk. Because he proceeded to spew his feelings and problems like we were having a therapy session of one and he was the star. Now, don’t get me wrong, if you need help or someone to talk to I will be there for you.
Without going into too much detail and to protect his identity, let’s call him “Bob.” Listening to Bob’s story for a few minutes gave me enough information. Let’s just say his significant other doesn’t care for him, but he won’t leave the relationship. At first, I felt sorry for him. Then I started to think, why continue to stay if you aren’t happy in this relationship? Why invest time, why invest love, why invest effort if you don’t receive these same things back?
Personally speaking, a bad relationship is the same thing as smoking cigarettes. There’s no benefit from smoking cigarettes. There’s no benefit from a bad relationship. Just like with secondhand smoke you’re not only harming yourself but you are harming other people. You are paying or investing in someone to kill you. It’s the exact same thing with a bad relationship. And by all this, I mean emotional and physical abuse.
Just to wrap this all up, we only have one life. People spend so much time around others that make them unhappy and I truly don’t understand. Pick up the remote and take control of your life. Don’t be a Sucka For Love.