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How about this one:
If you're like me, you have acquaintances who sometimes are okay, and sometimes act like jerks, to such an extent that you're not really sure if you could consider them to be friends. You're just not sure if you could count on them to support you.

But every once in a while someone comes along who makes it very obvious that they dislike you. They tell you in no uncertain terms that they are working against you.

It's been suggested that we should/could be grateful that these people are honest about where the relationship stands.
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It's been suggested that we should/could be grateful that these people are honest about where the relationship stands.

It would probably depend on what their motivation is for being honest. Yes, at least they are not being two faced.....
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It would probably depend on what their motivation is for being honest. Yes, at least they are not being two faced.....
We don't have to like them, but at least we know where they stand. We don't have to guess.
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I learned of another way to deal with whatever issue I'm going through from Oliver Sacks' book Hallucinations. He is very open about a few times when he dealt with his own hallucinations. It was distressing to him, but he got through it by journaling.

A counselor of mine suggested that whatever it is that I'm going through, I can treat it like an experiment that I'm watching (and journaling about).
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The current President isn't exactly what you call "stable".

I heard a story about Mark Twain. He worked for a newspaper and he made up stories when there was nothing in the news.

What about Beethoven? Tchaikovsky attempted suicide.
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I've had a few times when people got really mad about me about my beliefs (way of thinking/arguments/etc.). I've been led to believe that it could the case that this is a compliment in disguise. If people really thought I was an idiot, then they would dismiss me. To tell me that they don't want to hear my beliefs and/or don't want me to tell others about my beliefs, then it follows they are actually taking me very seriously.
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I've been thinking about Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice in Wonderland,"a lot lately.... While he came off as emotionally stunted, no diagnosis has been able to be figured out. However, like me, he had Migraines with Auras, the visual auras from which are supposedly what he based Alice off of. He has a lot of great quotes attributed to him but my favorite and the most helpful is: "I am not strange, weird off, nor crazy; my reality is just different than yours."
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Hume wrote that the idea of the self is an illusion- that we are merely a bundle of perceptions. All the cells in our body have a limited life span and are gradually being replaced (okay, neurons are an exception). So perhaps in a very real way we really aren't the same person we were 10 years ago- and maybe it's time to forgive whoever it was that was who was in charge of the person with our name...
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All That, and here I was going to say that I rock, and comfort my dogs. LOL (((((((HUGS)))))))
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