My friend wants me to get rid of my favourite piece of artwork because she says it’s cursed. Apparently, because the artist betrayed one of their friends (who also happens to be my friend), I can no longer put it up in my bedroom. Even though my parents purchased this piece of art for my twenty-first birthday, I apparently need to give it up or I will hurt my friend’s feelings too much. This all seems very unfair. I haven’t done anything wrong and I should be able to display the art that my parents bought me in my own bedroom of my own home.
This conversation came up because I was talking to my friend about my plans to renovate my home. I told her that I’ve been in contact with a company offering residential architectural services and she started questioning me very intensely. It was almost aggressive. I didn’t like it at all and could feel the judgement oozing out of her. It was not appreciated and for her to then go on have the audacity to tell me to get rid of my favourite artwork, I’d absolutely had enough. I’m sick to death of other people’s lives impacting me. I just want to be my own, independent person and make my own decisions. Is that too much to ask?
When I work with the Brighton architects who I have chosen myself, I don’t want to hear a single word from any of my friends. I am feeling very disgruntled with them and a bit sick of them. I don’t want their opinions being thrown in my face all the time. I am angry, hurt and offended. It would just be a lot easier if they would keep their two cents worth to themselves. Then I could try and get over my frustration with them and I wouldn’t have to pretend not to be gritting my teeth every time they talk.