Over the last couple of months I have read various posts, seen memes, and even videos regarding toxic people and how to get ride of them. While I am no expert regarding the toxicity of an individual I do believe that everyone at some point in their life is toxic to someone else. I believe that it deals more with the personality clashes in individuals than their actual toxicity. Just like oil and vinegar don’t mix until they’re put on salad neither do some people until they collaborate to do the thing that suits them best.
Diversity brings opportunity but it also brings exposure to those obvious differences be it in culture, customs, or values and the more differences there are in a room the more disunity can form. Toxicity to me means if you are around this object or person that they contaminate you to the point of your own death. While I do believe that there are people that are bad company I also believe in giving people opportunities to make a second impression because the circumstances of the 1st impression might be all wrong.
To me all traits of a “toxic” person are circumstantial. What if you meet them in a bad moment in their lives? a sickness? a bad break up? in a moment of mental weakness? Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that this type of person does not exist but that sometimes we may label a person as toxic who is simply going through a rough patch in life.
This is by no means to change your mind about individuals you may find toxic to your environment or your life but just to plead with you to be compassionate because we are all struggling with something or have struggled with something that was hard to make it through. So with and through compassion for the underdog I write in the hopes that someone will bump into you