When you force silence, someone blogs.
When you insist upon rigid observance, someone cheats on taxes, cheats on wife, beats wife, beats children. Frequents Internet porn. Hires a hooker.
Scrutinizing an exterior can lead to piercings, fishnets, red lipstick and tattoos.
Talk about someone and they’ll never tell you a secret. Blast their business across the wire and you’ve lost a friend.
Insecurities within mount to a deafening crescendo, exploding eventually to blow the top of the mountain off. The wreckage usually falls on someone else so the mountain can keep breathing.
How do you define a friend? Someone who calls you, cares about you, doesn’t tune out when you talk? A person who is equally interested in making plans, making phone calls, making dinner and having you over to eat it?
Is it the obligation of a friend to remain, even if the relationship is one-sided? If it’s imbalanced? If there is no intellectual common ground?
The winds are hot and wild today, and everyone has a headache. The pressure’s mounting. I laid bricks to the school walls, helped build the foundation.
Look at underlying motive. Understand what makes the other person tick. Choose the people you surround yourself with wisely – even if they come with biological matching.
Every day’s a gift, and so is love. Don’t confuse conceit and selfishness with what is genuine.