Sun Storm

I did not have time to write my usual lunch time post.

Do you have a trusted friend or loved one you often go to for advice? Some people are just naturally good listeners and seem to offer a certain kind of wisdom that feels helpful. Even therapeutic, in a way.

I think it’s normal and healthy to look to your family and friends for help. To a point. Sometimes these individuals who are logical, compassionate, and wise get taken advantage of, I think, and others rely too heavily on them for emotional support.

It used to happen to me occasionally in college. Some of my friends were pretty unstable, and frequently came to me for my perspective. Oddly enough, one friend, in particular, would usually do the opposite of whatever I suggested. Why tie me up on the phone for an hour and a half if you’re just gonna do what you’re gonna do anyway?!

This is happening to someone else right now and it bothers me. The more attention he gives, the more attention is expected, and that’s just not fair.

It’s hard to stand up to your enemies. It’s even harder to stand up to your friends, to tell them enough is enough.

I don’t know. I’ve been thinking about it all afternoon. I’m frustrated because there’s nothing I can do to help.

Anyway, that’s all. I can’t think of anything more to say about it.

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