Some animals after giving birth, leave their offspring immediately, never to look back again. Humans are different. Our survival is centered on our social relationships. Thus, dependency on others to succeed is inevitable. Even after success, dependency on others remains a must.
Since this dependency is true for all of us at the same time, each depending on the other — it transforms and becomes inter-dependence (constructive, fair, and smooth dependence).
We all know that social relationships cannot happen without a great degree of friendship. People who are not friends cannot get along well in peace and harmony which makes such an environment hostile and dangerous.
I believe this is why we are born into families. So that our family members can become our first friends and get us familiar with the affairs of this world. Any family that fails to play this role of support, glooming, caring, and connecting with its members can only be a source of people who later haunt society at large.
People who come from uncaring, unloving, unsupportive, unfair, and hostile families have a lot in common with orphans. Because a family that cannot live up to its true meaning and significance does not exist at all.
Blood is not what makes families, friendship does.
Adding to the importance of friendship, even clients ought to be your friends, just as well as partners, service providers, leaders, followers, colleagues, neighbors, etc. Otherwise, they will only strive to undermine and exploit you.
Brothers, sisters, parents, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews, grandparents, etc. all have to be a team, working together to improve both their individual and collective lives. It becomes easier this way since, either way, we all need the presence of other people for our lives to make progress.
We need others as clients, partners, service providers, leaders, followers, colleagues, neighbors, etc. And a family is the first place, a person should meet all those people. Otherwise, life becomes harder and more challenging.
It’s quite shocking to find an entrepreneur trying so hard to find their first client, first review, first recommendation, first contact, first referral, first follower, first partner, first subscriber, first like, yet they have families. Then what is the point of family members existing if none of them can stand up for you, or with you when need be?
Most of the global problems of poverty and hustle can be slashed down if family members can become friends. It’s true because, in every family in this world, you’ll find someone who needs something another has. This kindness of giving and receiving, sharing and collaborating within families can solve most of the problems individual family members face every day.
We all, within our families, should ask ourselves, what do I have that others need? If you can give it to them without really losing much, then please go ahead and do it. You’ll have done a huge favor to society. That’s how you make the world a better place, by decreasing the number of struggling people out here.
This quid pro quo mentality should not exist in families, otherwise, then they cant be families, and such people who cannot give you anything unless you’ve paid or begged for it can’t be family members. They can’t be friends either.
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