Lesson 14: 40 Lessons I've Learned in My 40 Years

Life Lesson # 14:

There are people who come along in your life who are constantly complaining and asking for advice, but then when you try to help them or offer advice (see Life Lesson #32) they have a million reasons why it won't work. Then you get frustrated because the person is sucking the life out of you and won't do anything to better their own life, so you get angry with them and reaffirm their root problem, which is their lack of self-esteem, which then gives the cycle more fuel to continue. So, it's better to let these relationships die a natural, painless death, or else keep them at arm's length.