You hear this as a child, but don’t get it. I didn’t get it as a teenager or even in my 20’s. When I hit my 30’s, I started noticing this to be true. Since that time I have experienced different time periods in my life where once I removed a toxic person from my life, I saw how I had started to become like them, like something I didn’t want to be.
Recently, I watched an acting tip video by Amy Berman about social media. She also said that like attracts like. Previous to watching this I noticed that there was a specific trend of people that I was attracting on my Facebook page. I didn’t particularly like their comments, so I took this advice to heart. I started mixing it up a little bit. I kept doing some thoughtful posts, in which the thinkers could respond to. I’m a thinker, so I couldn’t erase this completely from my Facebook page. It would be erasing a part of me.
I began remembering back to the type of person that I was as a teen and a young adult. While immature, there was a part of me that was free and happy. So I began shaking off some things that some people were saying that I didn’t feel we’re true to who I am. I began to speak thoughtful things that were more light. I still like debating the heavy things occasionally, though. I like balance.
Recently, I have watched someone make a public, crazy rambling on Facebook trying to defame someone else. This person writes in an erratic, crazy, and volatile way. Most of the people who respond on their page on these types of posts seem erratic and volatile too. Some even threatened to come to beat up or shoot the person she is defaming. Crazy!
The same goes for people who write political posts that are based on something they heard somewhere else. They mostly get people responding who base their opinions on hear-say, instead of facts also. Anyone who brings facts into it, gets jumped on like a wounded animal by a pack of ravenous wolves. So, I guess it’s true:
Like attracts like.