The Real Reasons You Should Never Respond To Toxic People Ever Again

by Anne Cohen

There will always be people in your life who don't have your best interest at heart. There will always be people who don't want you to succeed.

It's important to surround yourself with kindhearted and loving people, and to only bring people who genuinely care about you into your close circle of friends.

Toxic people will bring you down in life if you let them.

There always be haters, jealous people and those who will be envious of your looks, who you're dating and the level of success you achieve in life.

When it comes to haters and toxic people, you're going to find them throughout your life. This goes especially for anyone who's on social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others.

Not everyone is going to like you -- you have to accept that.

Not everyone has to like you, and you shouldn't even want everyone to for that matter. You should only want authentic, good people in your life who genuinely think you're great.

I don't believe keeping your enemies closer is necessarily the best thing because, whether you know it or not, they could bring you down in life a million different ways.

It's best to avoid any and all contact with people who actively dislike you and want to see you fail. You don't need that in your life.

With social media and general internet savviness these days, people will go to ridiculous heights, even making fake profiles, just to troll and harass others. Yikes, but true!

Toxic people don't have lives; don't dedicated yours to them.

The fact of the matter is, those types of people don't have lives; they are consumed with hatred of themselves and envy of others.

Everyone is always going to have an opinion. Sometimes, however, when you don't like something, you don't necessarily have to share your opinions and thoughts with others.

Sometimes, there's really no point in letting people know that you don't like them, this or that.

Negativity, especially when it's unwarranted, completely erodes at the positives in life.

When it can't be constructive, it's best to keep toxic thoughts to yourself. Of course, we all have our moments, because let's face it, we're human!

When it comes to listen to the toxic words or even reading them in comments on social media, I have one piece of advice: Don't bother.

Consider your time more precious, avoid contact/communication with them and try not reading their mumbo-jumbo in the first place.

Think about it. You don't need to keep negative people around who will only bring you down and take you out of your zen mode and good spirits.

There are so many better friends to make out there.

Pick and choose the right friends and those to surround yourself with who won't add any unnecessary drama and heartache into your life.

Develop good social skills that involve picking good people to be around. Also, and most importantly, listen to your instincts.

If we listen to our instincts, we'll save ourselves a lot of trouble in all relationships -- whether social or romantic.

Sometimes it's better just to keep quiet when you don't like something or if you see something you disagree with, as opposed to actively trying to bring someone else down.

It's not always right to keep quiet, but when your opinion is just that -- an opinion -- sometimes your un-constructive, toxic thoughts only serve to complicate situations.

Sometimes you just make it worse.

You're happier without toxic people.

Really, it can mess up people's whole days if they're not very resilient or are sensitive types. We should all strive to be more loving and kind individuals, and we can all do our part by not being toxic ourselves.

When it comes to surrounding ourselves with toxic people, or even listening to what they have to say, it's best to take the highroad and completely ignore them.