"Did I devote enough time to my family? Did I learn enough new things? Did I develop new friendships and deepen old ones?" —Jenny Anderson, "The only metric of success that really matters is the one we ignore." Quartz. March 12, 2019. Probably better to not ask the question at all than believe the answer … Continue reading Do the People You Care About Love You Back?
I am subject to old age. I am subject to illness. I am subject to death. I must be parted and separated from everyone and everything dear and agreeable to me. I am the owner of my karma.
"1) Don’t be chill when it comes to making friends. Tell people you like or respect or value that they’re great and you want to hang out with them. If they signal that they’re not interested, that’s fine — but don’t miss the opportunity to get to know someone wonderful just because you don’t want … Continue reading How to Make Friends as an Adult
"'Your available social time is limited, and you can either spend it face to face or on the internet,” Dr. Dunbar said. If it’s spent with people who are 'remote,' whether geographically or just because they’re represented digitally, 'you don’t have time to invest in new relationships where you are.' People from our past that … Continue reading Are My Friends Really My Friends? – The New York Times
"She leaned in. 'Do you believe in the theory of visitors?' She said this conspiratorially, as if she was sharing with me a secret. 'What’s that?' I asked. 'All relationships are transient,' she said. 'Friends who stab you in the back. People you network with at a fancy party. Relatives who die. The love of … Continue reading The Theory of Visitors