Adobe Spark-35.jpgSometimes knowing someone for a long time can pose difficulties. The more you grow with an individual, the more you learn about them. Their habits, their actions, their overall personality. And with that, you recognize many of the negatives. Like how they respond to an opinion of yours, or how they act towards a friend they do not like of yours. All of these factors are a result of simply knowing that particular individual, for that set amount of time.

What I find rather strange, is of our lack of appreciation in the long run depreciates. I’m not saying it happens concurrently, or as frequent. But it happens enough for there to be recognition for it.

I wonder what we lack that sort of appreciation for an individual after so long. I wonder why we only act and feel the way we do in the beginning and strain from our emotions with time.

Shouldn’t we all feel more of that potential growth with someone? Shouldn’t we all feel that sort of gratituity for being with said person for all this time?


  1. Nick Campbell

    I think we must always hone in on the aspects we love about the individuals and remember that we, too, have negative aspects that others tolerate. It is odd when you find that something you liked with an individual becomes something that bothers you about that same person. Sometimes our greatest faults are in our strengths. Great reflection here! Thanks for sharing!


  2. justonestoryteller

    I so agree and see that more often then I care to. But I am learning that people are people, and we have to accept them the way they are we all have those tendencies and qualities in each other, but I also feel that you have a right to choose who you let in and out of your space. I choose at this point and time in my life to stay around positive people that are like minded and that elevates me like I do them, so I am not entertaining those who wear a mask and are negative types much anymore. Not to say those types are not nice and good people. I choose to extend love and grace to all people, but I have become very selective of who I fit into my personal up close space. But yes people are people for whatever reasons they act and respond in certain ways. Just remember you have a choice also.


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