It’s Friday and I did work on a post for the blog, but I didn’t finish it. Time is not something that I have learned to use efficiently. Albert Einstein said, “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
He was wrong, because everything does happen at once. If someone invites us to dinner, inevitably, one of my kids has a band performance, it’s a family member’s birthday, and we have a chance to get free tickets to see “War Horse.” Yes, everything does happen at once for me.
Anyway, here is the condensed version… My sixteen-year-old son is suffering typical, teenage angst as he learns that friendship is not always smooth. What makes a good friend? What will be important in the end? …loyalty, integrity, support, status, wealth, or pretense? It coincides with what my daughter is reading in Great Expectations. The story takes you full circle and Pip learns what is important in friendship. It seems that we struggle with the same lessons as our ancestors and their ancestors before them. Maybe, that is one good reason to read the classics. Just a thought.
What are your thoughts? I would like to hear what you value in a friend.