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Often valued relationships go awry


One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.“–  Clifton Fadiman quotes 

This is the sad tale of Mutt and Jeff (not their real names). Jeff is the taller of this troubled duo and is easily swayed by his friend to get into situations that border on the delinquent. In the inset Jeff’s mom is trying to coax the boys to not play near a construction site but Mutt is trying to convince her that it is perfectly safe to do so. In the end the mother gave up and left the boys to their own devices. Sadly,Jeff has placed his trust in a friend that is not real a true friend. –gc

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There is a glimmer of hope to this story. Mutt and his family have moved away from the area and now that school is back in session there is a chance that Jeff will associate with and form a friendship with a truer friend.

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Quote of the week: “What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn't make it worse. Not being open about it doesn't make it go away. And because it's true, it is what is there to be interacted with. Anything untrue isn't there to be lived. People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring it.” ― Eugene T. Gendlin, Focusing

2 Comments on Often valued relationships go awry

  1. I like the quote.

    Your story…it us unfortunate when people get the wrong company. We r coloured by the comoany we keep. I know if a family. The parents are tge bad influence and niw that family badly influence each other… it pains me to see.. i have spoken …many times… but ys hunans can be so blind for it easier to doung nothing and be lazy life long.. or whatever the vice is

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    • Thank you for your thoughts and kind words. In life it is sometimes difficult to make that “right choice”. All a person can really do is live one day at a time and try to make wise decisions.

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