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One day I had this odd idea. I thought, ‘I really like the book of Proverbs in the Old Testament… maybe I should write my own proverbs.’ So over the last semester I’ve been writing these down as they come to me in text messages (to myself). Now before I reveal a few, I just want to point out that in no way, shape, or form am I trying to add to the Bible or form my own individualized gospel. Just writing down some lessons I’ve learned in a similar style as King Solomon. Feel free to argue them, pick’em apart, and/or write them on your favorite teddy bear and cuddle with it every night (?).

Thoughts on Friendship

Spreading oneself too thin can be a dangerous trap of a social butterfly. They will meet a variety of different people, and learn to care for them all deeply; nothing wrong with that. But when this social butterfly begins to expect that same love in return they will often be disappointed.

Good friendships develop when you spend time with someone.

The biggest problems will always come from within. People are often their own worst enemies.

When you don’t trust yourself, it’s hard to trust anyone else.

Trust is the foundation of a successful friendship. Both parties have to be willing to pick up each other if and when life’s storms come.

As of yet, very few have earned the right to be called “trustworthy”. So don’t waste your time looking for the perfect friend.

The perfect friend is often someone you would have never expected to get along with.

It doesn’t feel good to feel alone.

A friend that wants to push you away is not a true friend. Even more so, they may also be acting as an enemy to themselves.

Seek after the person that needs a friend.

How much you can give is limited to how much the recipient is willing to receive.

The sign of a true friend: someone who, when you ask them about themselves, will ask you about yourself in return- two people who are genuinely mutually concerned with each other.

Let your friends be themselves.

If you want people to understand you, you have to be vulnerable.

The first step in being an effective communicator is to listen to other people.

People who only want you when they have a problem or situation are not real friends. They are using you. Their true colors arise when you seek to hang out with them later.

Discipline, at the expense of love, is worthless.

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