One thing we’ll always see, wherever we go, whatever we do – PEOPLE. Encountering people is part of life. We really can’t run away from it, we ought to celebrate it. Even if we have no family and stay indoors all day and all night, we would still encounter people – through newspapers or magazines, phone or laptop, the postman or milkman… Even the very chair you sit on was made by a person. Or persons. The food you eat was processed by someone even if you did the cooking all by yourself. The house in which you live was built by people too.😉
To run away from people, you would have to go to a very remote island. Never visited by anyone before. Because if you walk where someone has walked, you’ve encountered an aspect of the person no matter how remote. Hahahaha!
Anyway, it’s never healthy to be totally isolated from people. Apart from cases where you take out a period of time to seek some sort of mental or spiritual awakening. But even then, only for a while.
People are all around us. They leave their mark all around us. And sometimes they leave their mark on us. Some are positive, and some are negative. Most of them change us.
And that is why we must be careful how we allow people to influence us. We may not always be able to avoid coming in contact with people, but we are able to determine how much influence they have over us. As individuals we understands ourselves to a high degree, at least far more than the average person we meet out there. We know what makes us tick, and deep inside we know what’s best for us, no matter how we may try to deny it from time to time. Knowing this, let’s go for what makes the best of us, and what brings out the best in us. If people are a huge aspect of our lives, then we can’t be too careful in screening who we allow to have a say in our lives. Don’t be too timid to shut the door in the face of people whose influence could cause you harm – body, soul or spirit. In the long run, you’ll be very glad you did. And don’t be hesitant to open up to people whom you’ve ascertained will bring you a lot of good. In the long run, you’ll be very glad you did.
* All that glitters is not gold
* Gold can only be refined by fire.