Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Be Unique

From the woman who brought us "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The Rose" comes this random bit of inspirational wisdom. . .

"Cherish forever what makes you unique, 'cuz you're really a yawn if it goes!"
-----Bette Midler

I truly believe the quirks in people's personalities are what makes them interesting and fun and compelling. There are a certain couple of someone's in my life right now, though, who seem to have just a few too many quirks. It is, in fact, driving me totally batty! What do I do? What coping scenarios can you offer for handling those people who are difficult not because we disagree or because they are unpleasant but just because they are simply a little too unique?

5 comments:

angieoh! said...

am I unpleasant? is this your gentle way of telling me to chill? bhwhahshahhahahahah. I go the "be direct route" but most people interpret that as "true bitchiness" Good luck!

shelley said...

see, i'm with angie. i, too, have a person in my life with "quirks".. though i call it The Toxic Personality. I stand my ground. Let them know when they are being inconsiderate, too emotional, or internalizing things too much. DIRECT. and when that don't work.. i distance myself. A good friend said to me recently: "life is too short to waste time on people who insist on living a miserable life." it's true. I cannot control her happiness. she's in charge of her own! DISTANCE makes my heart grow stronger... :O)

Greta said...

oh MY GAWD...how freaking fitting is this....Elizabeth (my best bud) has more quirks with her than i can even type out....but i am so laid back with the stupid shit that it doesn't bother me...good thing i guess....i just get fired up over the major stuff or when i have just had it...but we have never had an arguement...we understand each other...

i so have to send this to her....

elizabeth said...

lmao...okay i'm the elizabeth that greta is talking about and i don't think my quirks are bad or annoying really (my quirks really don't effect anyone else...i don't think?...well 'cept maybe the toothpick one). but anyway....my quirks are more about what annoys me that other people do really...lol.

but i certainly hope that i'm not like the people that shelley is describing...am i greta? do you wanna distance yourself from me? that can't possibly be since we're on the phone with each other almost all damn day, plus hang out before work, and go to lunch together, and email each other all day :)

Latharia said...

It may take me a while to catch up ... but I will, eventually! :)