“All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The cause of some going to war, and of others avoiding it, is the same desire in both, attended with different views. The will never takes the least step but to this object. This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves.”
…wkward scenarios to meet new people? Yeah…that’s sounds about as fun as a razor blade Slip-N-Slide. But here’s what I know. My life, joy, and even struggles are immensely enriched more than staying alone. Friends help carry the burden. Friends laugh and mourn with you. Friends sometimes provide the slap to the face you need to hear.
…almost always “No…but if this is supposed to be a community they should be reaching out to me too.” While the sun may be the center of the universe, it’s also a lonely, stagnant position where, if you get too close, you can quickly get burned. I’ve found the more I operate like the moon, where I reflect light to them, the more our relationsh…
…rse, it’s also a lonely, stagnant position where, if you get too close, you can quickly get burned. I’ve found the more I operate like the moon, where I reflect light to them, the more our relationships grow because they’re willing to do the same.
…ly to be left longing and believing that other people are selfish and not putting forth the effort. As Lewis stated, if we bring nothing, we have nothing to share and will gather others around us that having nothing also, leaving us with surface level relationships that don’t fulfill.