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Social people

I think that people are predestined to be social people. That is to say, when all is said and done, no one wants to live a life of seclusion. Not even those who say, "they want to be left alone." I think there are people out there whom some of us...

I think that people are predestined to be social people. That is to say, when all is said and done, no one wants to live a life of seclusion. Not even those who say, "they want to be left alone." I think there are people out there whom some of us would just as soon leave alone, if we had the choice. Arrogant, narcissistic, selfish people who seem to be always full of themselves. The problem is these are never the people who want to be left alone. Usually they are quite vocal and the opposite. They have somehow been made miserable - and most likely by their own doings - and now they want to share that misery with the rest of us. As if they will feel better, if and when you feel worse. They don't like quiet passive people who just want to get along with others and make the best of things.

I have known people who have had every reason to be mad at the world but refused to be that way. They have suffered physical and mental ailments. Lost family members and financially barely lived from day to day. Yet everyday they get up tie their shoes and get on with life. So why is this? My take on it is, these people have a surplus of personal responsibility in their make up. They don't blame the government for not taking care of them. They don't blame God for their illnesses or the loss of a loved one. They don't even get caught up in chastising themselves for the mistakes they make in life. They just chalk it up to a wrong turn and hope they have learned from it. These people are my heroes. We should all try to be more like them.

Mike Holst

Crosslake

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