Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dumb Quotes

I keep seeing this quote on Facebook and Pinterest and it just bugs the heck out of me. Here it is...


Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they'll notice. If they don't, you know where you stand. (said some stupid person...crap I'm being judgmental)

Seriously, are you high maintenance friend or relative? Wait, let me change that, you are high maintenance. Don't you own a phone too? Oh man, just makes me boil. no action or effort for yourself, just plopping the blame on the other person. Also, assuming you know what is going on in another persons life...we have no idea whats going on and what each person is going through, so if you want to talk or see somebody, give them a call...and call them twice if they don't call you back! And then maybe try thinking the best of someone instead of the worst?

Because there are tons of people I would love to talk to but guess what, there are only so many minutes of the day and my priorities are focusing on six important people in my life and thats it....ok so some close family also. I would love to spend my time connecting with many people I love and cherish, but thats not how life works. You can only do so much.

Does this bother anyone else? Do you think it screams passive aggressiveness?

To whomever originated it in the internet...guess what? The person might not even notice the distance but still loves you the same way. Or maybe she just has five children.

And thank you to all the people in my life who still keep calling me.



9 comments:

gay said...

amen. sing it sister!

Tanya said...

for sure...I so dislike quotes like that. I have time for what I have time for and only enough brain cells to get me through day to day...so, yes I'm with you...

Than, Erica, Pacen, Camry & Claira said...

yes yes and yes. I agree with you. Whoever wrote that is extremely needy and insecure and has all the time in the world to worry about if someone is not calling them....how's that for judgmental?!?! :)

Hillary said...

I think so much depends on circumstances. I've had times when I was able to reach out to people and other times when I've had to pull back and turn all my attention to the problem(s) at hand. When that happens, I hope my friends understand (or that they call me).

mlauricella said...

YES! passive aggressive. I could go on a rant about people not owning up to their active part in things and responsibility and about people saying things as if its a professional comment when in reality its a negative or insult or blame game comment. blah blah blah. I've seen this dumb quote too and it bugged me as well. I also thought that someone might notice the distance but act like they don't becuase they dont want to go there. Basically, its not as effortless and simple as the dumb quote says.

Maria said...

Totally. I have friends I talk to maybe once a year if I'm lucky but I still count them as friends. Their lives are busy and so is mine.

Sara Jane said...

I haven't seen that quote anywhere, but eye roll from me. I think about people a million times before I ever pick up the phone. I want to keep in touch sometimes and think of some people often, but can't find the right time to call. Doesn't mean I don't care about them.

That's what's so awesome about good friends. You can go long spreads without talking and just pick up where you left off--even if it was a year ago.

Mommy said...

Ditto what Sara said! That is why blogs are the BEST! We get to enjoy watching all our kids grow and watching our pals adapt and grow as parents along with them!

-A said...

My favorite friends are the ones that I don't have to talk to in order to know we are still friends. They are the ones that you can not see or talk to for ages and still call to go on a road trip without worrying about awkward silence accompanying you. That's the kind of friend everyone needs in the chaos that is modern life.