on being happy
If you have someone like this in your life, maybe it's time to take a few steps back. Their toxicity isn't welcome in your life. You can't grow with them constantly trying to drag you down. Goodbyes are scary, but sometimes necessary. It could be a friend, a family member, or an acquaintance. The world has mean people in it, it's nothing new. Don't let them affect you. It can be hard not to question yourself, doubt yourself, or wonder what you're doing wrong. But don't. Move on, and realize it's them. Not you. All you can do is feel compassion for them. All you can do is hope they can heal themselves and fill whatever void they have. It's their journey, not yours. It's not up to you to fix them, and you definitely shouldn't be knocked down because of them. Be happy.