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Don't be a human dump-truck, recycle.

by koomah on January 6, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I've noticed that people have a tendency to hold onto negativity put on the by others. As more and more negativity is put on them by other people, it builds up on their back and shoulders and weighs them down. When they can't take anymore, they dump that negativity onto someone else and it builds up on them. The cycle continues on and on, and endless cycle of human dump-trucks fueled by negativity. I have decided to stop this cycle in my life. I have decided that as negativity is put on me, I will recycle it. I take someone's trash and turn it into something useful and meaningful. When someone tells me that I am ugly, I recycle it by telling someone else that they are beautiful. Sure, recycling is more difficult and takes more time and effort, but I am not weighed down by others negativity and I am helping others find a small piece of happiness when they can only see garbage all around them.


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