The Price Of Friendship Is Investment - Grasshopper
How invested are you in a relationship? Your answer will tell you the percentage of it working or not. Set-it-and-forget-it relationships ebb with the tide.
You may claim that someone is important to you, but if they’re not getting an infusion of your capital (attention), the relationship is going to go bust.
It’s pretty simple: If you make no investments with other people, you’ll eventually have no friends.
Filling your time with friendly activities is a distraction. You may surf the net or have a Facebook social life, but it’s a poor substitute for giving your attention to another person.
I love email and the social networks but they can never compare with being there.
It’s fairly clear; if you spend all the money you make, you won’t have any when you’re not making any. Investing a portion of your capital makes fiscal sense. Investment in other people pays dividends as well. They’ll be there when your social experiment fails.
Do others have a relationship with your image or do they have one with you? It’s the difference between superficial and deep, which means it’s the difference between being acquainted and intimacy.
You won’t find closeness without investing your attention in another.
It’s like the old joke goes: Eugene is a city, but no man is an island.
Also, there a reason there’s never been a hit song called, “Tea for One.”
Final thought: If all your investments are in you, there’s no one to call when you’re feeling blue.
All the best,
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