I hate calling people back that are energy drainers. Do you think I will have bad karma if I don’t call them back? –@Bert_Hancock
Unless it’s the IRS, there’s rarely a need to call back the people who drain you. I say this for the general case (if someone’s in the hospital and it’s their dying breath then you might as well pick up, for instance).
Let’s think about it out loud for a second.
If you don’t call them back several things happen:
A) You save energy instead of lose it during the 30 minutes that phone call would’ve taken. What will you do with those thirty minutes? Maybe you’ll walk by the river? Maybe you’ll take out a notebook and be creative. Maybe you’ll call your kids and tell them you love them?
Almost everything you can do that’s positive will be better than talking to a zombie that wants to drain you.
B) The person whose call you didn’t return will begin to hate you and will stop calling you. Great! Youve trained them well. Future energy will be preserved.
Energy is finite for everything in the universe. We run out of it. Eventually the big bang will reverse and implode. So whatever you can do to build energy (see below question) and preserve it (see this question) is critical for the quality of your life.
But there’s one more question that needs to be asked: why does someone drain you? Sometimes we let people drain us?
We feed off of it. We get provoked. We attack back. We engage in the “game,” the “dance,” we get in the three-legged race with the people we hate most. Part of avoiding energy draining is not only training the other person but really being honest with yourself.
Why does this person have permission to call you in the first place? So the first steps come not whether or not to return a call but to prevent the call from even happening. And this requires constant awareness of who you are associating yourself with.
You ultimately become like the people you associate with. Start today being more aware of who those people are.