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Dec 27, 2012
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The Vampire Test

The Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși refused to hang out with Pablo Picasso because he thought Picasso sucked all the energy and ideas out of the people around him. (Brâncuși hailed from the Carpathian Mountains, and he knew a vampire when he saw one.)

Brâncuși practiced what I call “The Vampire Test.” It’s is a simple way to know who you should let in and out of your life:

If after a night of hanging out with someone you feel full of energy and ideas, that person is not a vampire.

If after a night of hanging out with someone you feel exhausted and depleted, that persion is a vampire.

The vampires in your life can’t be cured. Your best bet is to stay away from them. As Lynda Barry said, “You cannot fix Dracula by trying to convince him to just party in the sun with you.“

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The Vampire Test

The Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși refused to hang out with Pablo Picasso because he thought Picasso sucked all the energy and ideas out of the people around him. (Brâncuși hailed from the Carpathian Mountains, and he knew a vampire when he saw one.)

Brâncuși practiced what I call “The Vampire Test.” It’s is a simple way to know who you should let in and out of your life:

If after a night of hanging out with someone you feel full of energy and ideas, that person is not a vampire.

If after a night of hanging out with someone you feel exhausted and depleted, that persion is a vampire.

The vampires in your life can’t be cured. Your best bet is to stay away from them. As Lynda Barry said, “You cannot fix Dracula by trying to convince him to just party in the sun with you.“

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