Fair Weather

For some reason, the subject of friendships has been on my mind the past few days. I feel like I know a lot of people but don’t have a lot of friends. I would probably say that I have six close friends, a couple dozen people I consider friends, and a lot of acquaintances. Sometimes I wonder if my thinking is off on this or if I should even be thinking about it at all.

I know very few people I would actually call if there was some sort of emergency or if I needed some sort of help. I wonder if this is because I think most people I know like me but not enough to “be there” in a time of need.

There are a few people I want to be better friends with but feel like I am the one always making the effort. And if that is the case, are these people that are worth having as friends? At what point do I just write them off and just move on?

Yeah. Probably overthinking this and should just go grab a cocktail instead.

Fair Weather

4 thoughts on “Fair Weather

  1. Dave Ess says:

    The subject feels complicated and simple at the same time. It seems to me that we fall naturally into what becomes our circle of friends, almost like a kind of circumstance determines it for us. When it comes to people I’d like to be friendlier with, I always ask myself: How does this relationship make me feel? If the answer isn’t positive, I’ll typically leave it alone.

  2. Those relationships that I want to be better make me feel good when we hang out and do friend things … but it doesn’t make me feel good that I am always the one initiating contact. So it’s positive but also negative. Ugh.

    Not sure why this has been on my mind so much this week.

  3. Dave Stewart says:

    Ah well, Chas. You are one of my favourite virtual people, and if I had to save a handful for lifelong contact, you’d be there.

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