The Importance of Friendship

I’m a old man. I’ve been so busy with the outer accoutrements of life I’m ashamed to say now that I treated friendship with poor attention. The importance of friendship was been a slow to come to be realized. Partly it is because those ‘outer accouterments of life’ have shown their true value — not so much. Partly, I think, it is that I’m closer to death. We’ll see.

Some people naturally fall into the strong friendship mode, me, not so much. I have to work at it. To that end, developing a couple of small out-going habits is helping. 

Of the means which are procured by wisdom to ensure happiness throughout the whole of life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.
— Epicurus

This is a journal entry meant as a reminder to me. It is a reminder to me how I want to operate and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help when I am less clear and caught up in stuff the I can’t control.  Continue the conversation anytime:

Image by  Will Simpson

Image by Will Simpson