Sitting in emergency care when I see that Neil Diamond is playing a free show in Brooklyn tonight. OF COURSE these wonderful things happen when I can’t attend. I’ll see you someday, Neil.
If you know someone who insists on destructively dictating the emotional atmosphere, then be clear: they are toxic. If you are suffering because of their attitude, and your compassion, patience, advice, and general attentiveness doesn’t seem to help them, and they don’t seem to care one bit, then ask yourself,
"Do I need this person in my life?"