True friendship is becoming a thing of the past, today’s relationships are more often than not made up of an “I’m your friend as long as it’s beneficial to me” kind of attitude.
Something happened about 20 – 25 years ago, something not obvious, something few are talking about, but something very dangerous and fundamentally challenging about how our culture views “truth.”
It always happens, you’ll be right there in the thick of it and without warning cutting corners will start to “seem smart.” Fudging the truth will seem to be the right path. Situations will arise that will cause you to consider a path out that disregards the ethical ground you were certain of previously.
All that to say we need others, we need people around us to prop us up in our weak areas, to look us in the eye and tell us we’re wrong when we’re wrong. We need other humans to share the success and the failures with.
Would that be so bad? Would it be that terrible to slow down a bit, and just enjoy the people you love and that love you? Would it kill you to invest a tad more time just talking with them, learning about them, and discovering life together?
By not even trying you are guaranteeing your failure.
That failure is hidden, never seen, which is why it’s just an attractive option. Even though it’s not seen, it’s failure just the same.
When was the last time you saw someone fight the good fight just because it was the right thing to do? When was the last time YOU fought the good fight just because it was the right thing to do?