If you could banish any one person from your life,
who would it be? Why?
– 7/20 Plinky.com’s Prompt of the Day
I obviously think too much.
My first thought upon reading this question was like, oooohh…who would get the boot?
The couple of people who I mentioned this prompt to were like Blue, Blue would go.
And here’s the thing, as much as Blue drives me crazy, I would miss him if he were to go. (He kept trying to collide with me today, as if he wanted to check the knock [me] down off of his to do list. One day, Blue; one day.)
So I moved on to people who have been downright hateful towards me. All of these people are currently out of my life, so unless this banishment comes with a past erasing clause (a la Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), they won’t be worthy of this wish either.
If anything, I tend to walk away from people too quickly-still. Afraid that I’m going to get hurt when they figure out just who I am and decide that I’m not worth their time and/or thoughts and walk away themselves.
Distance self and run at the first sign of discontent. This needs to stop being my first reaction to people.
Back to the prompt- I couldn’t come up with a single person in my life that I would like to banish from it. And that’s because even the people who have not been my favorite by a really wide margin, have had some impact on my life. To remove them would change me too and I’ve finally just gotten to the point where I’ve embraced myself, flaws and all.
So thanks for the opportunity, but I’ll pass.