I know some of you will read the title and think of the band. It’s a decent band, but I am not talking about them. Today, I will explore the relationship between friends, family, and how they are classified in my circle.
I freely admit that my life is far from drama free. You can’t get rid of all of them, but you can put the brakes on some of it, whether by calling people out, or just disassociating with them. I have had to do some of both over the years.
In short, I have an inner circle of people that I hold really close. Some of them have been removed recently, but that was their own doing, even though they would probably disagree. Oh, well. It’s not their life.
This inner circle includes family by default (friends have to earn a spot), but they can fall out of good graces, and with me, it’s tough to get back. In fact, I basically ensure it’s impossible. Is that what Jesus would do? I don’t know, honestly, and I am not Jesus. I am just a man with big dreams to change the world, and I am not letting anyone shit on my dreams…especially people that claim to love me.
That’s not how this works.
That’s not how any of this works.
So, if you are reading this and you think, “It sounds like he is talking about me.” I probably am. If not, then the old saying goes, “If the shoe fits…”
Don’t hate the player, hate the game. I am the victim of a war. I know many of the privileged, religiously conservative people in my life don’t believe me, but it’s not really my obligation.
I’m just being me.
Take it or leave it.
Wagen, over and out.