Dementors: They sense and feed on the positive emotions of human beings, forcing them to relive their worst memories. The very presence of a dementor makes the surrounding atmosphere grow cold and dark, and the effects are cumulative with the number of dementors present. (Source)
Dementorous: Evil; intent on making others unhappy or draining a mood. Word history: From JK Rowling’s Harry Potter. A dementor who sucked out your soul and everything you ever thought that you had to do with being happy. (Source)
Well, dementors are everywhere. In different forms, in different colors. I think that it depends on how you take in the occurrences in your daily life. Everyday I got to meet different challenges, but I must say that today I definitely met a dementor. Heck, @!*#! Kidding, I didn’t say bad words. I am (still) surprised I kept my tact. Really, patience is a virtue. I thought I was going to cry. Of course, not infront of the dementor. I sure wished I did cry to let it out. Truth is I hardly cry, so maybe it was not worth my tears.
So what to do if you do meet a dementor?
(a) Be patient.
(b) Remain tactful. You’ll amaze and thank yourself in the long run.
(c) Cry if you must, but not in a dementor’s face. There’s nothing wrong with crying, I was very willing to burst out my tears, crying will not make me less of a person. It just didn’t come out.
(d) Call a friend to lend his/her ears and shoulders to you (mushy, but go on if you must)!
(e) Evaluate what actually happened. You know yourself and you are wise/mature enough to dissect the harsh truths (learn from it) and myth (deadma! ignore!) in the dementor’s words.
(f) Life goes on.
(g) Remember this little trivia : One way to shield oneself from dementors is to use the difficult Patronus Charm. What is that charm? In layman’s term, it is something to combat the dementor’s influence. Well, you don’t have to be a wizard. Just keep the positivity, ok?
And in case you have been ‘poisoned’, err, affected by the dementor, eat chocolates. In relation to the Patronus Charm from Harry Potter, chocolates are effective first aid to mild cases of contact with a dementor. Weheheehee. Now I’m reaching for a bite of choco.
Don’t worry about meeting a dementor, we need one to make us better.