understanding and accepting progression of a friendship :
C.S. Lewis discusses some of these themes in his book “The Four Loves.” He approaches Friendship as the Ancients do, which is akin to, “Do you see the same truth?” This is distinct from “companions” who may be associated with a shared space or activity.
In The Tipping Point they talk about how certain people are powerful influencers because they are “masters of the weak connection.” Maybe they become known as “someone who travels overseas a lot” or “someone who likes remodeling their house.” So people with a weak acquaintance-like connection reach out to them to ask their perspective on those topics. And the result is that they influence a wide circle of people, even if those people are not “close friends.”
a connection to last. "
Same here :) and similar to you I've come to realize people ebb & flow in your life.
Some friends, you're with really intensely for a small period of time and then you don't speak for months. It's a different expectation and relationship with each one.
Thanks for sharing Minh 😄
That's an interesting definition of "friends". I see most of them as fleeting connections due to the particular life stage we're at. The sad part is when most of those connections drift away because you're constantly operating in stage 2. Most people don't like progression or change and they end up going separate ways.
But is a tradeoff, I believe, every person who wants to be exceptional has to make sooner or later.