His Advice, My Experience, Think About It
I recently watched an interview featuring Snoop Dog. He was asked about the many people that have abandoned him given his evolution into new kinds of music, coaching kids, and somewhat less partying.
His response was something like “as you get older, if you don’t lose friends along the way, then you are not growing up.” I think his words are wise.
I used to pride myself on never growing up. I like being open to new things, resilient, and current with popular culture. Over the last 18 months, I fear that I may be growing up and developing a level of self confidence that I never thought I would achieve.
I am also getting older and as I evolve into new endeavors, I am losing many “friends.”
I am good with this because you only have so much time and you should focus your time with your true supporters.
Remember that your colleagues are your colleagues. Your friends may be a few of your colleagues but probably not many. The cold reality is that once your usefulness to these “friends” gets limited or eliminated, these colleagues (friends) quickly realign their allegiances to others. This is not good or bad, it is life. The good news is that as you evolve into other ventures, you develop new friends. This process keeps you young and may even further prevent you from growing up!
Cherish, focus, and support the true friends.
Son of a Postman