This week I’ve been going through an experience that’s similar to one that I wrote about a month ago. At work I’ve hang out with one of my coworkers, but I’ve been started to distance myself from her because we’re too different. I’m starting to notice that one’s associations can have negative and positive effects.
I started hanging out with her at work because she was new and I wanted her to feel welcomed, so I would eat lunch with her. After several lunches together I noticed that she always had something negative to say about work, our coworkers, or something else. Even when I would try to talk about something positive she would turn it into a negative.
From interacting with her I’ve realized that I can be polite to her, but it’s not in my best interest to hang out with her because we don’t have much in common. Aside from her attitude, we don’t have much to talk about from our personal lives. So I’ve started to distance myself to avoid the drama.
It’s okay for someone to have negative feels about something, but everything in life isn’t negative. Being around negative and pessimistic attitudes all the time can wear on a person. I would rather be alone and positive than with a group of negative people.