Have you ever been around people that seem to drain the life out of you? You meet them for some reason and you are full of enthusiasm. Then after just a few minutes you feel as though you have been talking for hours, you fight off yawns and hope you don’t fall off the chair.
Here’s an interesting line from Hans Hanson. I don’t think Hans is Latin. His business logo is “Your expert in everything college.” Hans is a master at helping new collegians and their families.
“People inspire you or they drain you, pick them wisely.” Hans Hanson.
The advice given by Hans is worth its weight in gold, or maybe even Bitcoin. If you happen to a teacher, or preacher, and people are really taking in what you are talking about, it creates a sense of emptiness, but a kind of emptiness that is intended, the communicating of a truth, idea or help to another. The empty feeling is good, for we intend to, as Jesus, pour ourselves, into the life of another.
On the other hand, some have so many dead cells in their battery that they are near to impossible to share with. And their presence is draining. We all know someone, or many someone’s like this. I don’t know if they suffer from a form of brain damage or some strange unidentified emotional lack, but they are out there.
The phrase “dead cells” in their battery is used on purpose. Many people are so damaged by life events that some of the inside mechanisms for communication are seriously wounded. They struggle in even the simplest of conversations. Due to this no one has invested much time with them. Too many get very busy or walk away when Brain Drainer shows up. Tragic? Yes. But true. You may check this by paying attention to groups around you at school, the office or even, perhaps especially, church. I will stay away from the lack of effective communication within the sacred halls of marriage. No one knows how to navigate that mine loaded field.
The people close to you are playing an important part in your success or lack thereof. As Hans said, choose true friends wisely. If you are one of “them” don’t worry too much about it. The Apostle Paul’s manner of speaking was so contemptable that one man went to sleep and fell to his death while Paul was preaching, even though Paul’s subject was fascinating!
Copyright © 2018 Larry Lilly
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