We are still hanging out in your residential district, enjoying seeing our loved ones, trying desperately to avoid our mortal enemies and grabbing a bite when we have the time.
Today I want to talk to you about relationships. As humans, we have been meeting and getting to know people throughout our lives. Some of these relationships are as strong as ever, and others have been allowed to drift away. If you have been around the block a few times, you should have rotated through countless relationships in your time, and have an understanding of the ones which are good for you and those which aren’t.
For all people allowed in our residential district, from time to time, it’s important to run a census to make sure that everyone is in the right place. This is to ensure that there are no people you have fallen out with who are still living in nice houses and visa Versa.
If I was a betting man, I would guess that there are a number of people who have been enjoying houses in your town they honestly don’t deserve. This includes the now distant friend whose relationship has prematurely been allowed to die, the family member who doesn’t show you respect as an adult, and that co-worker you enjoy your first cup of coffee with every morning.
There are many reasons someone may be placed in a grander house than they deserve. Social pressures may play a part, they could be a family member who isn’t treating you as they should, or through lack of confidence, you may be willing to accept behaviours that are not actually acceptable. Conversely, you may be putting people in smaller houses due to innate prejudices; such as how they look, their backgrounds or even a poor first impression. Looking deeper at our relationships can reveal parts of our social circle that were previously left hidden.
What I’m suggesting in this letter, therefore, is to take a long hard look at your close relationships. These include the people you see on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Ask of each relationship these three difficult questions:
- On average, am I happy or stressed when around this person?
- Do they put in as much effort into the relationship as you do?
- Are there any areas of this relationship that are toxic?
Also, exclaimer time! It’s not a bad thing to examine your relationships… especially your close ones. They are the ones that should pass inspection with flying colours after all. Plus, if they reveal some interesting things about the people in your life, it was probably for the best anyway. Coming to terms with the reality of your situation is the first step in either making a change or growing to accept the people around you.
Through this exercise, you may even realise that there are people in your life you want to see more of! There may be some who are circling on the outside of your social group, and with a little effort could be brought in. The possibilities to come from doing a bit of investigating are endless!
In my next letter, I am going to walk you through what to do when you want to move someone down into a different sized house. Ready to try your hand in the real estate business? Sure you are!
Rose-Blanc Town management