During this deployment, or actually I think it is accurate to say during my time at this duty station, there have been a few people that I've come across that are just MEAN. Sometimes they are the competitive mom who is always trying to cut you and your children down, other times it's crazy people that really are out of touch with reality.
Recently a "friend", that really isn't a friend, was making snarky remarks at me through a social media site. It would be one thing if they were truly friends expressing differing opinions, but it wasn't a friend. It was someone who always talks down to people and tries to points out their flaws. I don't know if they are insecure and acting as a defense mechanism or if they just weren't raised with manners.
I am a person that does NOT like confrontation. I typically avoid it at all costs. You have to really tick me off for me to speak up. I also realize that sometimes it's just not worth it to speak up, and you won't get anywhere with some people if you do. But I'm done getting my feelings hurt by people that are just mean.
I think I've finally come to question why we let these frienemies be a part of our lives so that they can watch everything and criticize. I know we cannot always cut people out, but I've found it pretty liberating to move away from these mean people, and to take on the point of view that I cannot let what they think and say affect me. They do not really know me and who are they to judge!
While doing errands today, I heard a song that fit what I've been feeling pretty well. My song this week for the link up at Goodnight Moon is: