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Being Blissfully Ignorant

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Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss. – Nathaniel Brandon

Ok, so there’s this boy…

If I had a dollar for every time I have heard and/or said that I would be rich. Now, this boy was someone I was very close to. In fact, I dated this boy for a brief moment in history. After we broke up, we lost contact for several months and I quite frankly forgot about this boy – or pushed him to the rear of my over-active crazy summer brain. Things were great with this situation until he made contact with me recently. Now, there was nothing earth-shattering or crazy, but I was totally taken aback after I saw his name on my phone. Since then we have entered into the “friend zone” on Facebook again because I was “unfriended” after the breakup.

I wish I could tell you all that I am not a Facebook addict, but the majority of you wouldn’t believe me. Yes I do spend some time on Facebook, but I can quit at any time…I swear! After this re-friending business happened, I went into super creeper mode. In doing so, I caught myself searching for gossip or juicy details that I missed out on in the past seven months. Not only did I creep, but I actually asked a friend if she had heard anything related to my search for hearsay.

After an entire day of thinking and racking my brain, and consuming my thoughts with this issue, I realized a few things.

  1. Whatever I find out is not from the source and is therefore gossip
  2. I do not like drama. I don’t want it in my life and I don’t need to get involved in other peoples’
  3. I don’t care! What is it to me what is going on in someone else’s life?
  4. I’m over it. This boy and I were close once, but I am (very!) happily in another relationship and don’t need to involve myself with other people’s relationship issues.

There are certain people in my life that I care very deeply about and I wish to know how their lives are going and that they are up to. Other than that core group of people, I do not need to know the details of every other person’s life. It is simply too overwhelming to deal with.

In light of this recent revelation of mine, I have decided to take a one-week break from Facebook in hopes of cleansing myself of the gossip and desire to know what is going on with the people around me. I have declared this year a drama-free year and I plan on sticking to it! Focus on the things that make you happy and the people around you. Surround yourself with good, happy people, and it should be no problem!

Taylor writes on relationships, depression, and general mental health.

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