I decided that enough was enough and just cut them off my life because I finally realized my happiness was a lot more important to me than their acceptance.
I believe that even the worst human being has one person they can count on, someone who will stay with them through thick and thin, someone who they call their friend. I'm also someone who strongly believes that not everyone I know is my friend. It's quite simple, with some people I have to tread carefully with what I say and do, and with a few others, I can be who I really am. If you need to tiptoe around some people, don't you think you're better off without them in your life?
I get it, it can be hard, especially if you see them often. It's disheartening to see people constantly picking on others and their flaws. Hey, not everyone is perfect, but here we are, playing the blame game. What do you say to someone like this? Should you have to justify yourself or just walk away? I'd suggest the second option, because, after a point, it is a waste of time and energy to explain to people who are out to bring you down.
In my opinion, we need to learn to avoid them and eventually give up on them. We need this, for our mental well-being and happiness. Why give someone else control over our happiness? There is enough misery in the world already, we don't need someone else to dictate how we feel. Spending time with such people can be emotionally draining because they pull you down constantly.
It's so hard to understand why they do this, but that's just how some people are. If you ever feel like spending time with someone who doesn't bring you joy, it's completely okay to let them out of your life. These people are the ones that somehow can't stand us being happy, they don't want good things to happen to anyone but them and they always, always have something to blame you for.
These are the people who keep bringing unwanted drama into your life every other day. They believe the world revolves around them and that everyone exists only to worship them. They will guilt trip you into getting their way, they will never go out of their way to help you, but the second they hear a 'no' from you, they lose it. How dare you say no to the one and only? They look down upon you because they feel you aren't worthy, and they behave like their friendship is mere charity.
Earlier, I used to spend several hours of my day thinking about why someone was acting a certain way. I thought about my actions to see if I had done something unintentionally which ticked them off. Well, I hadn't, and slowly, I realized that's just how they were. Their only goal in life was to make me feel inferior while they boasted about everything they've ever achieved, and that's when I realized that I don't need such negativity around me.
Life is hard as it is, and with people trying to constantly pull you down, it's not easy to be happy. I decided that enough was enough and just cut them loose because I finally realized my happiness was a lot more important to me than their acceptance. I like me, and I have people who like me, too. That's enough. I don't need someone to make me feel a lot worse than I already do, so I decided to walk away because they were destroying my happiness and peace of mind.