Figuring it out as I go along!
Read Millionaire Fastlane
- May 20, 2014
A few lines that feel relevant. Maybe one will help:I know Andy... sometimes I still struggle letting go of that, or stressing myself over helping friends that keep complaining but aren't really ready to be helped. This friend of mine has 0 self esteem due to many things in his life, and way too often I find myself trying to help him see he's not a failure; he just tells himself he is all the time, just because things aren't working the way he wishes right now doesn't mean that's how it's always gonna be, but it's like talking to a wall. He keeps saying things like "You are right I guess I don't work hard enough like the millionaires or don't have the million dollar idea" all sarcastic yet deep down he really really believes it and I just want to scream into a pillow. It ends up being bad for me.
I feel like a black sheep for all the people at home. A black sheep that is doing well because "I took the easy road and moved to a first world country". I can only make small talk with all my high school friends, my mom, there's very few exceptions...because I'm not preaching anything but I can only go so long hearing nonsense before I wanna say "are you listening to yourself" which of course 99% of the time leads no where, so I've lost my will to connect. It's sad!
I keep telling myself in my head I wanna do what you do (and I do most things as is, no TV, news, newspapers etc.) but a part of me feels bad or guilty about being so disconnected. Like, will I be that person that just isn't reachable, let friendships go, live in a bubble? I've been considering getting a dumbphone for years now, uninstalling the apps wasn't enough apparently.
I'm just rambling at this point idk. I'm frustrated lol
“Put your own oxygen mask on first.”
“People listen to experts, they follow leaders.” (Doberman Dan)
“Help the people in motion.” (Amy Hoy)
“You can’t steer a parked car.” (James Schramko)
You’ve only got one life @BellaPippin. I like helping people too, but how much of your own life will you sacrifice to people who can’t or won’t help themselves?
Maybe listen to “Give and Take”. I found it helpful and liberating.
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