50 Things I have learned in 50 years – Day 13

Over the next 50 days, I will be going over the 50 things that I have learned to make my life awesome. I know people are always doing these but so few of them have a PhD and 25+ years of experience working with human beings on what they want and changing the things they don’t like. Here is my list which will culminate on my 50th birthday.


These are the cookies that you don’t get

I know you’re thinking, ‘What have you learned about life?’ Which brings me to #13

Always be nice ….until they suck the nice right out of you.

I am a nice person. People who know me think I am sweet and generous. However, that only works until you have pushed too far. I have given people the opportunity to rise up from their shittiness and have given them the space to shine. If you continually shit on these opportunities, I have no other choice.

Now, according to Family Systems, specifically Bowenian Family Therapy, emotional cut-off is a bad thing and usually entails the person doing the cutting repeating the same unhealthy patterns. Thus, I always leave the door open a crack. If you care to try it again, go for it. Just know that I will not be setting out cookies for the visit.

Come back for the next 37 days and see what else I have learned.

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