There are countless articles on self improvement, on toxic workplaces And various other relationships in life that touch on Boundaries, they go viral, and just like any other meme eventually drown in the information haze.
We live in a society that, although very keen on pushing politically correct behavior, never address the essential boundaries that are at the basic level of the movement.
Our society has also built a multi trillion dollar socio economic institution that capitalizes on the abuse or disrespect of personal or group boundaries.
The media we consume is ever more narcissistic or codependent packaged in hypersexualized shallow constructs.
Love is a story of uncontrollable infatuation where intimacy is replaced by sex, communication with substances or abuse of some sort, and boundaries are not applicable.
Helicopter parenting, narcissist spouses, parents and children, abusive bosses and coworkers and even hr departments.
Don’t make waves, and never say no, or you won’t get a promotion, you’ll be vilified, cut off, and sent to assertiveness purgatory.
It’s toxic, it’s also unsustainable. Boundaries keep people healthy, functioning reasonably well, and generally give opportunity for all individuals to improve whatever happens to be at the core of the relationship.
But, we seem to have a real issue with boundaries, and the people who use them. I’m not sure why, maybe one day it will come to me though.
Until then, have a happy