When Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, or other social media platforms became available, most of us jumped on them with great excitement. We “friended” everyone we could find. But now, months or years later, we all have “friends” that annoy the heck out of us. Maybe they’re obsessive about one thing, or they just have weird rants, or feel their one purpose in life is to criticize whatever you post. Here’s the answer:
Dump them. Unfriend them. Delete them. Get them out of your life. Worry less about their potential hurt feelings, and more about your mental health.
I had one “friend” who ranted multiple times a day about politics. Extreme, cranky, and outright angry. If you had the audacity to offer a different view he went off on you. His view of “tolerance” was to be tolerant of his ideas, and intolerant of everyone else’s.
So I unfriended him. I don’t need that in my life. I want friends who are open to honest exchanges of ideas – not idea Nazis.
Don’t worry about it in the least. Your mental health is more important than feeling like you have to give a platform to the nuts in your life.
Any of you have a “friend” like that?
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