Daniel Koekpe once said, "You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend, or a new acquaintance — you don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and continues to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go."
Toxic people are those unhealthy folks that seem to bring us down, or magically gets us depressed when we are around them, they usually don't know that their opinions hurt us, to them they are just saying what they feel.
It's best to stay focused and maintain your own positivity and hope. Try to rid yourself of these toxic individuals and surround yourself with more goal oriented people, these are people who are consistently positive and enthusiastic, if you will.
Life is short, it's too short. We therefore cannot fence ourselves with negative people, it doesn't matter what our relationship is with them. While it may be impossible to isolate ourselves totally from all toxic people, it is necessary to try and reduce exposure to them to the barest minimum - you can only bring me down if I'm next to you right??
Till next time,, keep dreaming!!