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Aint Nobody Got Time Fo Dat! 4 Kinds Of People I’m Avoiding In 2013.

It’s a new year! Just like that, we’ve closed the final chapter of the book that was 2012, and what a year it was! This isn’t a reflective post, though… well not entirely anyway. I did enough of that HERE. Usually this time of the year is reserved for making resolutions and recovering from the dent that the festive season has left in our bank accounts.

I’ve made a few resolutions of my own, but I’m gonna keep them to myself so that I wont have you sticking your tongue out at me when I don’t achieve them. What I will share with you though is the type of people who I am avoiding this year. My relationship with human beings has always been the love-hate kind. And as I am slowly opening myself up to people, I have learnt that there are just some people who do not deserve my time. With that said, here are the kinds of people who I am avoiding this year.

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1. The Doubting Tomas

I’ve always been a big dreamer and having people who believe in me around me is vital. Many times people who doubt themselves will try to make you doubt yourself. I don’t need that in my life. Support me and advise me, but don’t try to convince me that I can’t achieve my dreams.

2. The Jezebel

I know, I know. Another bible reference, but that’s just the way it is. Backstabbers have no place in my life. When you’re too trusting, these kind of people are as attractive as a magnet to iron. They will be your closest friend and eventually turn out to be your worst enemy. I’m not saying that this applies to all human beings, but a little caution goes a long way.

3. The Cheerleader

Having someone to cheer you on is awesome, but they can be misleading. A yes-man can lead you to your dead-end because they just cheer you on in everything you do without correcting you when you’re wrong. I’d rather have someone who will build me than someone who will help me destroy myself.

4. The Einstein

This person thinks they know it all. You can’t tell them anything and often, their conversation is one-sided. They never reveal their imperfections, yet they are quick to point out yours. I don’t have time for these kind of people. If you’re gonna be in me life, I’m gonna have to be able to relate with you somehow and the only way I can relate with you, is if you accept yourself for what you are, for what we all are. Imperfect human beings. This is the only way we can help each other to be better.

It has been said that you are the company that you keep. Are you satisfied with the people who you currently have around you? Do they serve your goal/purpose? What contribution are they making to your journey to being all that you’re destined to be?

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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  1. makasoso

    good article richy,

    i must say i have the makings of being a doubting thomas myself. so instead of me trying to avoid 1 this year i resolve to stop being 1

    • Richmond_S

      Thank you! You know I haven’t thought of where to place myself. Important point you’ve raised there. We need to check ourselves too often.
      Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

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