Burning your Bridges

evening sky, sofspics
By sofs
@sofssu (14462)
July 20, 2016 8:51pm CST
Its easy to burn bridges and cut yourself off from what you think you don't want to have anything to do with, but the bridges once burnt maybe the ones you really need. I have seen people in my own circles who say I will never have anything to do with you, having to eat up their own words, swallow their pride and take help from the very people they rejected. I think its wiser to 'Never say never' because you don't know what tomorrow brings. The world is a small place, it goes in circles and you may have to stand before the same people you disowned. Have you burnt any bridges in your life or seen others around you do it?
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
21 Jul 16
I don't burn bridges ..But I layed me down to become "bridges" to some, but time and time again, the people who used me as a bridge, are the ones who burned the bridge down .. One can only be burned so much that one just need to stop and think and be wise to say never again.. for the sake of self-respect and dignity ..
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jul 16
@epiffanie Oh Bess I am so sorry. Maybe, the ones who burnt the bridge would be the ones to come back begging.
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
22 Jul 16
@sofssu In the last three weeks, one of them who burnt down the bridge a few years ago is making contact and I found myself listening to her anguish about how her life turned out .. I listened without judging .. then, I had a melt down.. Because I was hated by many for standing up to this person and for trying very hard to save her from the disaster that I saw coming but they didn't .. I had a melt down because now, I can't do anything for her anymore .. and it pains me .. Sometimes, I wish I don't care as much as I do .. .
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@sofssu (14462)
22 Jul 16
@epiffanie It really hurts to see your loved ones suffering even though they have hurt you.. Maybe just listening was help enough.
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
21 Jul 16
"Never say never" I remember a 007 movie with this title. I am not someone who burns the bridges.
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jul 16
@LadyDuck Good to know that.. people change for the better.. and everyone needs a second chance.
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
21 Jul 16
@sofssu I agree, you cannot be sure that from now on you would never want to see again someone. People and situations change.
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@sofssu (14462)
22 Jul 16
@LadyDuck My own aunt had to eat her words and live under her son's care for years until she passed on.. As suborn as she was she needed help in her last few years.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
21 Jul 16
I have burned few and might burn more
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@sofssu (14462)
22 Jul 16
@Lucky15 That sounds very disturbing. I hope you don't have to do it again.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@sofssu better than keeping the grudge ;)
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@sofssu (14462)
22 Jul 16
@Lucky15 Better than keeping the grudge maybe to forgive, forget and keep distance, At least for that would be a better option.
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@sharon6345 (125756)
• United States
21 Jul 16
I have a friend that is breaking the law every day. I am petty sure she will go down soon enough. I don't want to stop all contact with her over it. She is always there when I need help in any way. But,I don't want to get caught up in anything and go down too.
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jul 16
@sharon6345 Hmm.. I am glad you are still there for her. I wouldn't like to be embroiled in stuff like that too. Its not worth it. You can neither help yourself nor her.
@sharon6345 (125756)
• United States
21 Jul 16
@sofssu I figure as long as I don't partake in it I am ok.
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@sofssu (14462)
22 Jul 16
@sharon6345 I hope you can help get out of this someday.
• United States
21 Jul 16
i'm 'n love with yer pic! do ya see the dragon? mercy, what a beaut! 's fer burnin' those bridges, i confess to burnin' a few. 'twas the best thingy i e'er did fer my sanity 'n safety.
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx The flying dragon.. you see that.. I was hoping someone would mention that.. Love ya.. Thank you so much.. I am always seeing things in the clouds. 'Safety' you say.. maybe then it was better burnt and a moat built around it.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
@sofssu 'course i seen 't 'n yer welcome :) those clouds're jest magical 'n when set with such rich colors the imagination could jest go plum wild, eh? well, couldn't build a moat 'round't, but did put's many miles 's i could 'twixt 's.
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx You have a great eye and fertile imagination. In today's parlance the distance may be the moat we need.
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@sol_cee (15445)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Jul 16
Justin Bieber and his song 'Never Say Never'.
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jul 16
@sol_cee I am one of those people who never liked Justin Bieber or followed his music.
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@sol_cee (15445)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Jul 16
@sofssu never liked but never hate right? I like his Love Yourself though.
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jul 16
@sol_cee I don't hate any kind of music or musician, but I avoid stuff that is not very pleasant to my soul.
@ridingbet (52959)
• Philippines
23 Jul 16
the bridges you burn might be rebuilt again, right?
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@sofssu (14462)
23 Jul 16
@ridingbet In relationships it would really be hard.. we would have to swallow our pride and crawl on our knees before we build a bridge.. don't you think so?
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@ridingbet (52959)
• Philippines
24 Jul 16
@sofssu yes, i believe in that, but when the water runs down the brim of the glass, i think it is good to just let it go. the bridges may be kept but it will no longer be convenient to walk on.
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@sofssu (14462)
24 Jul 16
@ridingbet Letting go and burning bridges are two different things.. you are right we need to let go of so many things but we don't have to necessarily have to burn bridges where relationships are concerned, I think.
@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
22 Jul 16
I try not to do this, I may think it, but I try not to do this, hate burning resources I might need later.
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@sofssu (14462)
22 Jul 16
@Jessicalynnt I agree with you, feeling is one thing and going all the way is another.. Decisions made in anger and hurt may not always be right.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Jul 16
@sofssu that is true too.
@shubhu3 (14279)
• New Delhi, India
21 Jul 16
Never say never! This is Justin Bieber's song right?
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@sofssu (14462)
22 Jul 16
@shubhu3 LOL the saying is much older than the guy.. I really don't care for his music to know iof its a song by him.. Someone else said the same here.
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@shubhu3 (14279)
• New Delhi, India
23 Jul 16
@sofssu Hehehe alright. :)
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
21 Jul 16
Never say never but there is no gurantee . We have to say never to many bad things and bad friends. Only positive one is encouraged.
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@sofssu (14462)
22 Jul 16
@shshiju Bad habits really need to go.. Bad people could change.. you never know.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
22 Jul 16
@sofssu Bad habits created by bad friends. If they willing to leave it they are no more bad friends.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
22 Jul 16
That is a real waste of time and emotional energy!
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@sofssu (14462)
23 Jul 16
@dianadee Absolutely.. I totally agree with you. All this just burns you up.
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 16
What a gorgeous picture. I'm trying to think whether I've burned any bridges, but i don't think I have,
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@sofssu (14462)
22 Jul 16
@jaboUK Thank you.. The evening sky is often like this here. I am glad that you have doors and windows open to people.
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@DianneN (78124)
• United States
21 Jul 16
I don't believe I have burnt any bridges intentionally.
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@sofssu (14462)
22 Jul 16
@DianneN To burn bridges one ought to be in a tough situation.. I am glad you haven't been there or done that.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
21 Jul 16
Yes, i have done it . I hope i shall not eat my words someday .
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD I hope not too.
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jul 16
It is always good to leave a small 'window' in a relationship however much you may fall out.
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jul 16
@JudyEv I always knew that you have a very practical head on your shoulders. I am with you. I never say never when it comes to relationships.
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@lilnana1111 (2341)
• United States
21 Jul 16
I try not to burn bridges, because you never know what your future holds.
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jul 16
@lilnana1111 (Nodding in agreement) Very true.
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@TRBRocks420 (77572)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Jul 16
None that I would ever care to go across or ever ask for anything.
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jul 16
@TRBRocks420 Its worth keeping options open. Its worth giving people one more opportunity to change.