“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”–Albert Camus
I’ve been quiet as of late, but my mind remains in a state of unrest. This disquiet has been building for a while, layer upon layer of negativity casually drifting in and weighing me down. It flows into my life from quite a few people in my atmosphere who chronically complain about their relatively good lives. I’m not talking about the occasional venting of frustrations or even an off week or two; we all need to release our feelings of disappointment in the presence of those we trust and we all experience ups and downs. We all experience times of imbalance in relationships.
The negativity I speak of seems to be cemented at the cores of these individuals, and they carry with it a flagrant lack of responsibility for their own actions, which in…
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