I don’t believe that “Energy Vampire” is a compassionate term to use for a fellow human who is suffering. Yes, having boundaries with others is protective but even individuals who are ‘happy’ sorts can deplete our psychic resources. To my wife I know the distance is hard shirt But to label individuals in this way is, in my opinion, is a little cruel.
To my wife I know the distance is hard item
There are actually people who will happily call themselves energy vampires. For a lot, it may not even be because they’re struggling. They may be energy vampires for different reasons. I know a few people that are very abusive in a sense and can drain someone’s energy and happiness almost instantly. To my wife I know the distance is hard shirt That isn’t because they’re struggling though. They’re proud of that effect they have on some people. In the end it all just depends on the people and the situations.
I have never met anyone who has had the amount of awareness that you write about regarding their negative effect on others without it leading to a shift. And those without awareness (which I believe is you and I everybody else, at times) has interpersonal breakdowns as a result. I believe it is not their suffering but our suffering. In my opinion, one cannot portion out suffering. However, my point is not that people like this do not exist, but that it is cruel to have a ‘them’ and ‘us’ attitude.
We all are, at times, and for different reasons. I am advocating compassion for ourselves and for others. As well as, boundaries. Some people will always be negative, no matter what you do, and no amount of time will change them because they wont change themselves. Those are the people hes talking about. Drop them, so that you can focus on your own energy and healing and importance. I think we all know “energy vampire” refers to people constantly taking advantage. You all know who and what they are. YOU have all experienced them. There is truth to it. But like everything else, it is not one single blanket truth…..like everything else.