The Complexities of Life

About That Burden

The Recovering Pessimist: About That Burden -- Don't unload the burden of your guilty conscious on me. I don't want it. | #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistI make mistakes/bad decisions. You make mistakes/bad decisions. We make mistakes/bad decisions. That’s life. In theory, we make these mistakes/bad decisions, learn from them, and hope we are forgiven.

Emphasis on “in theory”.

In life, some mistakes/bad decisions are forgiven. Others cannot. And when I cannot forgive your mistakes/bad decisions, I have to let you go.

But there’s a bit of humor in letting people go. You cut them loose and 9 times out of 10 they know why you’re cutting them loose. Instead of being humble and considering it a lesson learned, they try to make YOU feel bad for cutting THEM loose.

They pick up right where things left off, acting like the mistake/bad decision never happened. Never missing a beat. Meanwhile, you’re over here, bewildered because you can’t believe that this (insert choice word here) had the gall to act like they did nothing wrong.

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But why?

A lot of people just don’t want to deal with their shit. Merely acknowledging that they screwed up is too much. It’s easier to just transfer their burden to you instead of just dealing with their shit. And because they refuse to deal with it, the cycle continues to repeat itself.

[bctt tweet=”Your guilty conscious is not my burden to bear. ” username=”MsWalton”]

Until next time,


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