Why are we always so nosey.. excuse me.. "curious" about another's business?
Why feed off one another like a bunch of angry, bottomless leaches,
awaiting to attack at any moment? For our own sick pleasure?
The thing about putting yourself out there, in any event, is that you are immediately opening the door for criticism of ALL sorts.
The problem with being "a topic of interest" is that shared words travel as fast as the poison in the bite from that snake next door.
He feeds off your energy, if you allow him to.
Offering you his negative energy in exchange, poisoning your positive energy
if you aren't strong enough to reject his venom.
The angry side of me, the negative side of me, who resurfaces in times of weakness, feels the only solution is to fight back with a raging fire.
Burn it all down, every bit. Flare my fists at anyone who interferes.
The other side of me, the one I strive to let win every bout, reassures me nothing good comes from fighting fire with fire. The high I receive from that type of release is only temporary and quickly turns sour.. every-damn-time.
I, in exchange, remind myself that it is ok. Everyone has issues.
And I can't fix them.
Some people are so bored they have nothing else better to do but try to bring you down with them. They hide their jealousy in jokes, beneath fake grins. Or spit it out with no sense of respect or mercy. They haven't secured their happiness, so they try to destroy your own.
The bottom line is.. most people are not going to mind their own business.
No matter how nicely you might ask. No matter how private you might try to be. And especially, if you put yourself out there for the world to see. People are going to talk no matter what. This is why I share my words. Share my feelings, my experiences. Because I know I am not alone. Because I know there are people out there who need to hear it. People who are boiling inside. Who are hurting from being bullied. Who haven't found a way around the hate or a way to silence all the noise.
You can ask someone politely to mind their own business, or
you can scream in frustration and tell them to hop off your shit.
Or... you can ignore them and let them talk.
Trust me, you can only shut up ignorance for so long.
Refrain from giving a rude individual too much attention, if any at all.
A wise friend recently told me,
"Lately, I've been trying to throw around peace signs
instead of middle fingers."
Whichever direction you choose to go, don't let it bring you down.
Don't let it take over what really matters to you.
Don't let it stop you from living happy and free.
You can't force another to mind their business,
so confuse them by minding your own.
Let them talk.
And f*ck the rest.