I’m sure many of us are aware that being with people is not always pleasant. Other people often have their own needs and wants that they would like to exact upon you, and there are billions of people who I would never want to hangout with for those reasons.
Do you find any solace in the fact that you don’t have to deal with the energy vampires of the world? The people who would take advantage, and disrespect you?
I have personal experience with being the jester of my friend group in high school, and my role often devolved into “make us laugh or GTFO”, which I obliged in order to fit in, but deeply regretted later on since I gave up so much of my dignity and self-esteem to please them. It even infects my interactions today when I can’t get people to like me. I will start being goofy to please them since being a jester has been my only successful method of getting close to people.
Is it liberating to be free of those expectations when you are by yourself? You don’t have to be someone’s pet monkey and keep them entertained. You can act however you like, and frown as much as you want without being told you look like a serial killer.
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