I’m a sunny curmudgeon. A good blend of being a New Yorker who lived in California for ten years. I like things done in a New York minute but I also have patience. I try to be kind to and have empathy for all. Well, for as many I come across and have enough emotional bandwidth for. I’m a New Yorker and not naive. I know not everyone will be kind in return. However, I always try to not carry hate in my heart. It’s what I teach my son as well.
That’s what I preach. Then there are those people who are the exact opposite of that R.E.M song “shiny happy people.” There are those people who are utterly miserable and want others to be as well. They seem to go out of their way to bring misery. What is even more disturbing is that those people are often surrounded by misery enablers. Those people are even worse. They see the evil and push it, propel it forward.
My big question these days is how can one survive those miserable people?