Generally, unless it’s work related, when I don’t like someone, I just cut them out of my life. Sounds simple, and it should be. Unless for some reason you -have- to always be around them for some reason.
I don’t -hate- people instantly off the bat if there is no good reason. But I do hate them if they directly / indirectly continue to criticise my choice of life style despite me telling them that I don’t approve. What do they say? They say:
People who don’t move out of their parents home right after schooling are not independent
Yes, they say this right to my face, yay for tact? Firstly, I wasn’t aware people get awards for moving out at 18. I also didn’t realise me choosing to stay with my parents because (omg) I love them and enjoy their company somehow made your life worse. Whether I move out at 18, 25 or even 40 makes no difference to anyone but me. Learning to cook, clean and “live independently” is not a special skill, anyone can learn it at any point in their life. I say “independent” because I believe this to be a state of mind, but that’s just me.
That and having your parents pay for you holidays and/or rent is not exactly “independent” so please step down and stop being a hypocrite.
Make snide comments about me being financially better off
Well, let’s see. I studied hard at school, got into a good degree at University, and omgosh! Somehow landed a job with good pay. And I also come from a financially supportive family. Please tell me again how this is any of your business or effects you negatively in anyway? Right it doesn’t… please take your jealous tendencies out on someone who gives a damn.
I’m shallow for loving makeup
Right, and you’re not shallow at all for making this judgemental call? I rest my case
Frankly, it sucks that time that could be spent on things I love doing, or being around people who love and accept me for me has to instead go into spending time with people who think like this. I know I am not a long, I have a bucket load of friends in this situation.
The only benefit that comes from being in this situation is that it makes you even more understanding and accepting of people with very different life choices. You have to be to accept that there are just some people out there who are not happy with their lives and hence need to justify their own choices to themselves by criticising people who didn’t follow the same path. These people exist, and I need to accept them.