Misery Loves Company

There is an old saying most of you have probably heard before, which is that misery loves company. Thus, it’s very important to distinguish if a person has your best interest at heart before you value their opinion and take advise from them, considering you are the one that has to live with the consequences of your decisions and not them.

Therefore, I’m about to discuss a couple of things to look out for that people usually do on a regular who really aren’t joyful that you’re winning or on the right path in life and doing better than them.

If a person never seem to be genuine happy or ever have anything nice to say when you achieve a major milestone in life, whether that involves you getting a promotion at your job, earning your masters degree, meeting your soul mate and getting engage, etc. these are definitely red flags. I say that because someone who has your best interest at heart should be one of your biggest fans when these type of things take place in your life and very proud, as you should be for them if the roles were reverse.

Last, an individual that always seems to point out flaws in others when someone else is speaking in high regard of the other person, even if they need to go back and find a moment that happen years in the past and the person has done so many positive things since then. This is a major red flag to me because it’s a sign of jealousy and if they do it consistency when it comes to others, rest assured they do the same to you when your name is brought up around them and you’re not present.

Asset or a Liability

I’m a firm believer that the people we interact with daily in our lives, even on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are either an asset or a liability to us. Therefore, if given the option of the two, I’m sure most people will agree with me that they prefer the person that they view as an asset. Yet, a lot of people unfortunately have friends and family members that they’re very close with, along with a significant other that is a liability to them.

One key sign that a friend or family member is a liability to you is if you find yourself having to help them with something on a regular, but they’re hardly ever available or make you a priority when you need them just for something small to help with. Thus, you probably need to love them from a distance a little while and stop doing most of the things, if not all, that you do for them often until they learn to appreciate it, especially if you’re addressed the issue multiple times with them with no change behavior already.

Furthermore, a key sign that your significant other is a liability is if you find yourself less happy and more stress because of what they do or don’t on a regular, than you was before they came into your life. Also, if you was doing better before they came into your life, especially financially, that is a red flag that the person is a liability. As a result, I highly recommend that you reevaluate your relationship with a significant other under either one or both of these circumstances.

Don’t Assume Anything

One of the key things I love in life, which makes the world great in my opinion, is that everyone doesn’t like the same things or think alike. Yet, I’ve discovered on so many separate occasions that a number of disagreements between close family members or friends stems from one side having the mindset that they shouldn’t have to tell the person they have an issue with what is wrong and just assume the other individual should just know.

However, that is definitely not the type of attitude you want to have and I’m about to explain why. One of my golden rules in life is to “Treat others how I want to be treated” Therefore, just like I’m hoping you wouldn’t want someone that you care about to have an issue with you and not let you know about it, why would you want to do that to another person?

Also, don’t go telling other people about the issue you have with an individual on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter when you haven’t taken the time to address the issue with the source, especially if you know where they live to meet with them in person to talk or have the person number to give them a call about it. I will ask the question once again, which is ” Do you want somebody to do that to you?”

Last, it’s important to have a discussion with the individual that you’re mad or disappointed in with the intent to listen and understand instead of listening to reply because the two of you might of been looking at things from different perspectives, where neither one of you is actually right or wrong and the other person honestly might not of had any clue of what they did before you told them.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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As humans we all have our strengths and weaknesses. Yet, some of us are able to discover and recognize key strengths we possess quicker than others in life.

For example, I’ve always been a guy that male and female of mines have often told me about how they admire how I’m always in a positive mood and how they love my infectious personality, while being a friend they don’t mind coming to and value my opinions on relationship and life advise.

Therefore, when one of my friends initially brought up the idea about me starting a blog I just laughed at the idea. However, when even more people randomly started recommending that I create one that I had given advise to, I decided to finally take the idea serious so I can try and impact even more people daily lives in a positive way.

As a result, I plan to post a weekly blog moving moving forward on my keys to happiness I believe in and live by daily, related to topics on love, true friendship, family, and life in general that I hope everyone will find insightful and helpful in unlocking your true happiness if you haven’t found it just yet.