Originally Posted by arkansastraveler
I'm starting to try to think of friendship as something that you do for others. Like a gift. Rather than trying to 'have friends' and 'have a social life.' Just trying to think about what can I do to help each person feel good. Trying to try to be the best friend I can to everyone, and considering myself their friend because of that, whether or not we talk a lot or hang out. I have a lot of hope that if I can succeed at this, good friendships will come into my life. Karma and whatnot.
Wow that was really inspirational. You're right. Having friends or making connections with people require you to invest in people. We want company, but are we really giving others what they want, instead of a "me" mentality. That's why I have no friends. Too much work.