A friend in need is a friend indeed? Really though? Does that still apply when the friend in question is ALWAYS in need? We all have that one friend that can’t seem to stop ‘needing’ from you, be it clothes, money, the list is endless. Some friends those are…
Bad company corrupts good character, well I say endless giving leaves you with nothing. There’s no point in surrounding yourself with people who subtract value from your life when you can be around those that can add value to your life. Since the constant thing in life is change, being around value sub tractors makes you complacent as your value addition ceases to grow. Every man/woman is ultimately responsible for their own lives. Growing up together does not necessarily mean that you will succeed together.
I’d rather teach a man how to fish than give them fish. Last time I checked I only have a daughter and I’m not going to be adopting any grown man anytime soon. Being independent is the ultimate success tool in life. If your life’s existence is directly affected by another human’s input there is something extremely wrong going on. You’re basically putting your life in someone’s hands and as much as they may oblige to help you out behind your back they will be weeping. This is why I commend people who go to foreign countries where they don’t know anyone and make an honest living for themselves as opposed to over-aged babies who thinks the world owes them something. It’s a cruel world, you can either choose to swim or drown.
Don’t get me wrong, helping out is a good thing, only if it isn’t done on a regular basis. No man is an island, but each island stands on its own.