I had never intended to have more than a few close friends on Facebook but over the years, my friends list has jumped from a few to over 700. I hesitate to write about this lest someone feel they are being singled out. But rest assured, posts like this are quite common. Posts like this...
"I don't understand why people feel the need to spend their time drinking and creating drama! You may think you can talk trash about my kids and I but I don't have time for drama! I have a life to live and don't have time for this kind of crap....."
Years ago, a client struggled very hard for years to get out of a longtime abusive marriage. After years of being sad, lonely, and miserable, she went back to school to re-tool, got a high-paying job to support herself and found a nice apartment in a secured building. She had some close friends whom she rallied to come and move her while her husband was gone and, after an adrenaline filled afternoon, she was settled in. For the first time in years, she felt a sense of peace and relief.
Once upon a time, hitchhiking was so prevalent that even under-aged girls ran away from home to hitchhike across the country, and adult men and women thought nothing of picking them up! These days, people would be concerned about the liability factors, not to mention safety. There is another type of hitchhikers who are as commonplace as ever and their whole life, birth-to-death, is nothing more than a lifelong hitchhiking journey to latch onto, and drain the energy field of those who are naive enough to provide the ride.