I think of this quote often. What hurts me the most in relationships is when people just straight up don’t care. I don’t think there’s anything worse. To not check in on a friend, not care about their family, their life, their struggles and their joys…that’s when you are a bad friend. And it’s even worse than if you threw in the towel and just were done altogether. Because when you’re holding on to the part of a relationship that gives to you, but you let go of the part that requires you to give of yourself, it’s the opposite of love.
So I make a conscious effort to never be indifferent when it comes to the people I care about. I don’t want to tell my friends all about my life, the wonderful things that are happening to me and cry over my stress and then turn around and not give the same to them. To just be indifferent to them. I don’t want to be like that. I want to stay engaged and curious and be happy when they are happy and sad when they are sad.
I want to be interesting…and stay interested.