Friends are an important part of the journey we call life, without friends our emotional and spiritual development would be stunted if not slowed to a crawl. Friends introduce different beliefs, perspectives and in best scenarios an emotional support system to help us cope with life and all of its trials.
Friends come in many flavors and levels, some friends are like extensions of our own psyche, some play the devil’s advocate to help broaden our mental and emotional horizons. When we are young friends come and go a lot faster than as we age, It seems the older we get the less trusting we get or the less willing we become to allowing people into our lives due to negative experiences. Closing ourselves off to the possibility of friends and the benefits of friendships only adds to the feeling of being alienated, unwanted and leads to loneliness.
The more one closes themselves off from the world and friends the more bitterness, apathy, and unhappiness takes root in our hearts. We need to learn to let go of the negative experiences, forgive those that have done us harm and most of all forgive ourselves for the things we regret. We need to open ourselves up to the possibility of new friends, new experiences and to be free from our past. Live in the here and now and leave the past where it belongs. Learn from mistakes and learn not to let those mistakes control our present and future.
Forgiveness, compassion, understanding and the desire to be happy should be the core of our personal philosophy and the building blocks to our way of life. Focus on our own shortcomings and learn to overlook the shortcomings of others, We can not change anyone but ourselves. We though can be a good example for others and be supportive of those in need of support.
Once again this modern layman put his random thoughts out there for you all to read. Make of it what you will and be blessed
life in modern times has became quite complicated in so many ways, where there was once 1 or 2 options there is a multitude. Where once fear and anger was a small percentage of our lives and world it has now grown quite extensively. It seems people rather hate, fear and point fingers at one another than to reach their hands out in friendship or seek solutions to the current dilemmas facing our society.
Regardless of what sex, race or nationality one is born with / into we all are of the same species, not one is greater or lesser and none are without fault nor virtue. To judge others by such is wrong and never brings to light the truth of who or what the person actually is. Ones words and actions are the true indicator of who and what they are.
In a world with so much disinformation, fake news and politically controlled agendas on the internet and psyop operations by multiple governments the ability to sort the truth / facts from the false and incorrect information is nearly impossible for most people. The rule of thumb in sorting fact from fiction is to look to multiple reliable sources of information and to always be suspect of any information until you can prove it is true.
In a world like we live in it is prudent to see all life as valuable and all people as equal. To belittle one in order to raise another is like putting eating above priority to breathing or vice versa. We must eat and breath to live, one is not of greater importance to the other. Sure if ya stopped breathing you may die faster but stop eating you will die as well. So each are equally important to survival and the same goes for people, each one of us plays a part in the grand scheme of life and no matter how small a cog a person is in the machine it is an important piece of the whole.
Well that is my Random thoughts for now, I am but a layman in the modern world seeking that which i am to find. I wish you all a wonderful day, happiness and peace
Dovestar / Ray Barbier