boy, i'm getting bad at this. my intent...every single morning is to blog...but sometimes it just doesn't happen. any how...sorry.
so, as i was driving into work, i was thinking about friendship. i took a look at the dictionary and this is what it defined as a 'friend'.
-one attached to another by affection or esteem
-one that is not hostile
-one that favors or promotes something
-a favored companion
pretty cool huh? i'm a fairly young guy. actually i'll be 32 in march. ouch! that makes me think i'm not so young anymore.....i digress....but my point is that i've had a few friendships in my life so far. maybe a couple :-) so i feel qualified to write about this.
lately, i've been wondering what makes a friendship last? i do have friends that i've known almost my entire life. some, for 10 years or more...and some that i've just become friends with. through out my lifetime, some friendships haven't gone the distance. why is that? big fight? moved away? time and opportunity changed? there are lots of reasons for friendships to end, but what ingredient makes them last? that's what i want to know. because really....if i knew that answer and could write a book or post a video on youtube or something, i'm absolutely sure that i would be famous....at least for 15 minutes or so.
but isn't that what everyone would like to know? don't we all want 100% of our friendships to last forever? do we? or do we only want them to last as long as we get something out of them? if that's the case....is that really friendship? "one that favors or promotes something". that requires interest in the other....not just interest in yourself.
i've got no resolution here. just questions today. feel free to share your wisdom. maybe we can all get real and become better friends.
PS...for you NorCal folks, I hope to see you at my show on friday.