When we live in isolation:
- We lose perspective. We need other wise voices to help bring life into balance.
- We fear intimacy. If someone knew the “real” us, they would reject us.
- We become selfish. If our life is defined by or priorities and desires, we become self-centered.
- We have poor health. 7,000 people over a period of 9 years were observed. Those who were isolated were 3 times more likely to die. Even those who drank and smoke outlasted those who were isolated!
(excerpt from cathybaker.org)
Having access to people isn’t the problem, connecting is.
I read your words. They were about friendship and needing friends.
But questions came to mind.
Where did our friendship go?
I thought we had more in common.
I thought we would share more time together.
I thought, and thought, and thought.
But I finally let my thoughts fade away…
Just like our friendship did.
To have friends, one must first be friendly, and then connect.
It’s important to have friends. Even Jesus, when on earth, had many friends.
He is the best example to follow.
©.2012 Phoebe Leggett
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