You are because you don’t know better. Let me show you the
I’m not looking for better. I choose this because it’s the song
my heart sings.
You are brainwashed. Who doesn’t want better? You were
forced into this.
I stand, planting my feet. I look down at the sand between
my toes. I won’t hold. But I see it coming so I try.
I try to say something back but it’s useless. The waves keep
coming. Bigger and stronger.
I’ve learnt that the waves are better faced. If I turn my back
and try to leave, it takes me down. Catching me unaware. Suddenly, water
everywhere. Trying to take away my breath and keep me in silence.
So I stand. The waves crushing my body. My body is worn out…
Will the waves carry me off today? Will the waves lift me
and leave me in a strange place? Wondering where I am. Or will it try and keep
me, while I hold my head up, knowing I have to stay afloat to live? What will
it be today?
Don’t take on an ocean. You can probably handle problematic behavior, but you shouldn’t have to. Even a rock gets eroded by the ocean in time. Stay away from toxic people: the waves that crush you.
Have you encountered any toxic people, narcissists, or any
cluster B personality? This is what normal felt like for me. What did it feel
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