I found myself in a tangle today and it happened fast, like in a split second. I was thinking of how difficult it is to be around negative people. They say when you’re old you best think of something to talk about besides your aches and pains or no one is going to want to be around you and I suppose this is true. But then I thought of another scenario.
What if you have a friend who is pie in the sky to the point of delusion. A manic-flavored situation, I’m talking about. The kind of person where there is always a new scheme or a new man or a new idea that is going to revolutionize their life which is on life-support. Is there a duty to say something? Or do you slap them on the back and wish them well on their way over the cliff?
I am not keen to rain on a person’s parade but also feel responsible to introduce reality at times. Anyone else struggle with this? Where do you draw your line?