Months ago I came across a quote on The Write Prompts that I could definitely relate to and so I’m sharing my response with you. The quote was generally about people who “thirst for water from other people’s wells.” Immediately after reading it, the word leech entered my mind. I also thought about how you can’t let everyone have access to your well. It would be dry in no time. Let me tell you what a leech is, what it does and then perhaps you’ll agree with me for saying that a leech perfectly describes these water guzzling people. A leech is a blood sucking worm. It feeds off your blood until full. In order to get it off you have to gently lift it from your skin, but while you’re doing this it will try to re-attach itself to you to continue sucking the blood out of you.
A leech is the worst type of worm. And I think it’s the best description of anyone who aims to suck the life force out of another person. I think we all know or have encountered someone who is a leech. Let’s face it, a leech is a taker of blood. Blood is something we all need as humans to survive. Without blood we die. That’s not a good thing. Imagine if your life was filled with leeches. How terrible would this be? You would be left with nothing once the leeches are done stripping you of everything that is important to you. I’m not merely referring to material assets you have because I believe peace of mind and personal time are just as important as things.
Why does a leech go after the things you need? They are vile. They want your sanity and that which brings you happiness. They lack the sheer tenacity to do whatever it takes to acquire what they need alone. They also carry an insurmountable degree of entitlement. In other words, a leech believes that everyone else owes them. I could go on, but I believe you understand my point. I prefer a life without leeches. They exist only to drain you and me of our greatness. If you want peace of mind, money in your pocket, and less stress then steer clear of all people who exemplify qualities of a leech. They dim the light from your spirit until it darkens to black out.
I think anyone can be a leech. Anyone who enjoys taking your shine or just taking from you period is one. So how do you get rid of a leaching individual? Well, I think you have to apply the same method of removal for the worm as you would for an actual person. You have to be on guard. Pry yourself away from the leech. The very moment you recognize that a leech is attempting to latch onto you and the things you have established in your life, don’t let that person do these things. Protect your well so that it never becomes empty.