Friends do exist… at least in a conventional sense.
Friends exist because of a common ground shared.
- You guys are in the same business.
- You share the same interests.
- You partake in the same hobbies.
It’s easy to be friends with someone when you think alike and do the same things together.
The problem comes along when you grow apart.
Eventually, your friends will want to do what you do or have what you have.
When they realize they can’t; they will resent you.
They will grow envious.
The fact of the matter is not everyone can do what you do.
Each and every one of us have special attributes.
Like Robert Greene said:
“When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity…”
“… you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others.”
Can you imagine living a life caring and worrying about what others feel and think?
You will never be able to please everyone.
In fact, if you try to, you will end up running yourself into the ground.
It’s too emotionally draining.
Eventually, their misery will bring you down with them.
Misery loves company.
Friends come along in life to teach us lessons.
Most friends will come with an expiration date and a lesson to learn.
It’s important that you learn from past friendships.
You can learn something from everyone.
Regardless of their:
- Mental State
You get the point…
What will matter the most in the end is how you look out for yourself.
This isn’t to say be selfish to a pathological degree.
There is a fine line to be followed that you will need to find.
So, do friends exist?
I want to hear what you think.
Leave a comment and let’s discuss.
Until Next Time,