I have a problem, well more than one, but one of them is to solve a family matter with my partner: the number of SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS, where I’m compelled to keep/get/be/stay in touch with them. With my friends or your friends, with my colleagues or yours, with your extended family or mine, with our wide circle of acquaintances or also, the friends of our friends – they are good people, too.
I feel sorry for all of those people that suffer loneliness, but I feel asphyxiated on several occasions. Mind you, it can be that I’m not a social animal. In fact, I prefer to spend my time with my nuclear family (assuming that its radiation is frying my brain) or on my own than listening to the “experts” who have the solution for this country or if they are more ambitious, for the world. Although, having a lucky day, the debate could be which team will win the league this year or about the last clever gadget that we need to have to be more connected; if we aren’t still (a good plan for my very little free time).
By the way, how much time would I need to attend Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other services that my dear mobile phone supplies, apparently free of charge? Or Apps like the fantastic whatsApp! So useful and necessary to be involved in superficial relationships that I don’t know, certainly, I don’t know how we lived without them some years ago.
Seriously, to be honest, I’d like to be more in contact with friends, relatives or even strangers and not always keeping myself to myself. However, it is becoming harder to maintain a fluent relationship with all of them, when you have other interests, worries or responsibilities – Eat the chicken Andreita! Probably, this is a symptom that in my twenties went away a long time ago and I don’t want to waste my time repeating the same things; I had a whale of a time.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And, most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)