Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Do You Like You?

I had a good friend text me today with the message that people suck. Sometimes, that is exactly right. She was betrayed by someone she thought was a good friend. After hearing what happened, I felt icky, like I needed a shower and maybe even some colon cleansing pills. Sometimes, when I hear about the mean things people do to each other, it makes me angry. Today, it made me sad - sad for my friend and for the person who did it. She probably does not even know what friendship really is.

Shortly after hearing this I saw a quotation from Eleanor Roosevelt: "Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world." It made me realize that this person probably does not even like herself very much.


Lynilu said...

Ya know, I had a friend for 50+ years, and a couple years ago something happened that destroyed my trust in her. I was very sad that she showed a side I didn't know, but I'm comfortable enough with myself that, after a few philosophical days, I was able to say "It is what it is," and let it go. Yeah, I do like me. I like me well enough to let go when it isn't a good relationship.

Dakota said...

Lynilu -
Nicely said - and good for you!