Besides Edward Cullen from Twilight, Wesley Snipes from the good old Blade Series – or even a feminine (who loves Katie Holmes) Tom Cruise from Interview with a Vampire – we usually consider Vampires in the Negative. This is obviously completely fair in the respect that Vampires are predators to humans.
These mythical creatures come along and can not only kill you by simple feeding on your blood, if you contract “Polymorphic Haemophilia” you will no doubt wake up with White Skin, no appetite for Weet-Bix and no doubt an urge to feed on the first passer by.
In an emotional sense, “Negative Thinkers” and people who run around trying to dominate others and “Kill Peoples Dreams” are no different. Their mere presence makes our skin crawl, when we are in their presence they attack everything that is dear to us – and they generally either want to eliminate us or make us “One of them”.
If you know me well – you know I had a traumatic experience last week that knocked me off my chair for a day or two. Within the limits of protecting privacy in a public article, a person who I have supported non-stop for years, supported in many ways beyond business – besides always putting me down and stuff, finally stuck their “Teeth” into me to either incapacitate or eliminate me emotionally.
The strange thing about this all is – that when we go through life, we may often have “Vampires” in our midst, but until they reveal themselves or try something that is really beyond the joke – we don’t know who they are.
Now I have identified the “Vampire”, it has been good in that I know to limit my exposure to them and also take them more with a grain of salt than the seriousness I would attribute to them. In fact, this change in my view of this person made me think things such as:
– How do they treat other people they work with?
– Besides my own opinion of them, what is their honest track record?
– What is their real ethical foundation?
– Do they simply care about people for more than “What they are going to get?”
– And so on.
When I reflect more on this situation, it makes me really understand people like this – in that sometimes no matter what we give – they just like to drink our blood and try and convert us to serve their cause.
You may have people like this in your own life, “Toxic People” or “Vampires” who are almost radioactive – i.e. the more time you spend in their presence to more unhealthier or infected you become.
I would encourage anyone to be really careful about the Negative People they are hanging out with – if you do identify someone make sure you protect yourself from them.
Besides Silver Bullets, Sunlight, a Stake Through the Heart (which apparently works great for Buffy and other Vampire Hunters) the best approach is minimizing your exposure to these people. If you can reasonably avoid them for good even better!
Vampires are dangerous – and remember to keep them in check!
For you “Positive Thinkers” that are offended by this article – go and play a Guitar in the Park or something!