If you surround yourself with negativity you will be consumed by it, and before you realize it you may be producing and projecting the funk. If you surround yourself with positivity you will be uplifted and keeping your eyes to the sky. I personally question the person who wants to be seen and viewed by others as progressive and encouraging and yet keeps close-minded people by his/her side.
When lovers leave, the one left standing can feel inadequate, bewildered, and altogether lost. We may even fool ourselves into believing that what's left of us isn't a complete person. But that's just not true. What's left is a damaged person. What's left is a hurt person. But you're still a person. There is still a soul.