Unnecessary Responsibility

Here is another load of mental and emotional baggage the best of us often carry:

Responsibility for other peoples happiness.


Outside of our immediate families, this is not our burden to bare; and even then, our responsibility only goes so far. In the end it is up to the individual. I myself have taken on this responsibility from time to time in an effort to “keep the peace.” But this is always a loosing battle. It only adds undue stress.

Truth of the matter is, regarding other peoples problems, we can only provide CARE, not CURE.

Show kindness, compassion, and concern. That is enough. We cannot remedy other peoples problems. Taking on such burden could lead to anxiety, and depression.