Have you ever thought of yourself as an island? That you are surrounded by those that do not get you, try to tear you down, and are uninterested in your plight. Perhaps the seas around you are rough and you are just trying to brace for what you feel is the impending metaphorical meteorological calamity of a hurricane or typhoon. As an island you are stationary and unable to move out of the storm of negativity. That you must remain in a fixed position and endure the relentless assault upon your being and sensibilities.
Instead good people, consider your state of being as a peninsula. On three sides you do have an ocean filled with negativity, stupidity, and unworthy people. However as a peninsula, one part of you is always connected to something solid, something good; the good being your family, your friends, your intelligence, and your desire to make things better for those around you. Remember, you are never completely surrounded and you are never alone.
– agb 23 July 2014
“No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” — John Donne
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