Letting go

These days in class we’ve been talking about revenge.  We had the chance to read some hilarious stories of people who actually felt better after getting their own back.  “Revenge is sweet” or “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” seem to be the two options we have when it comes to healing a broken heart. Which one do you agree with?

This made me think a lot about relationships, and how strong the bonds can be. I’m not only thinking of romantic relationships, though. Friends, colleagues and relatives spend so much time with us that their effect over our emotions is greater than we can even imagine sometimes.

We get so used to the people who are part of our lives that we don’t even dare to consider if that relationship is actually doing us any good. We just carry on.  Most times, I supppose, we are surrounded by the people we choose and, hopefully, their influence on our lives can only be positive. They’re the ones who support us, complete us and may even become part of our history. But sometimes they might not be such good company.

So, just as it’s important to recognize the valuable impact of some, it’s probably necessary to know when that relationship has to end. Accepting it is probably hard, but it should prove to be beneficial in the long run.

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are part of your history, but not part of your destiny” Steve Maraboli

Here’s a song that describes this, and how difficult it is to accept. A listening comprehension activity is available.

Farside listening comprehension

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