GOING HOME LESSON #121: Friends are like gold
Just days before I started this journey, I sat down with a couple of friends and had a conversation (video here). It was golden.
Community is one of the most important and underrated aspects of life, especially in the West. Especially in the US, in my experience. It seems to be every man for himself. When my apartment burnt down my community shone stronger than I could have known. Mere acquaintances became life-savers, counselors, shoulders to cry on, and homes to count on. After I lost my home, my community breathed life into me. And it’s continued in my travels, reaffirming its importance in my life. For this I will be forever grateful, even to the point of tears.
This being my experience, going back home - the States, the US, whatever you wanna call it - I’m going to take a look at my community and appreciate it for what it is, not what it can be. I am going to be still be in a state of need, of independent dependence. But love has always served me well. So I think I’ll just let that guide me.
…and, as much as possible, act completely stupid. Preferably on a beach. :)
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