A Letter From Fred
To share so much with one person, it’s an amazing thing
I feel like the older we get, the more we try and please others. Why? Because we don’t want to disappoint. We don’t want to disappoint our friends, our family, our co-workers, our bosses but you can’t win over every one, so there’s no real point in killing yourself trying to get that 1 or two extra people to like you. The fact of the matter is, all the people that really matter aren’t subscribed to your friendship based on the number of good deeds you do for them, they’re around because they want to be. Do things that will better you, because assuming you’re not some horrible person, who you are is already enough. Kindness and generosity don’t need an audience, be kind because it’s who you are. Focus less on bringing people in, and put more onus in taking care of those whom you already have.
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
Henry David Thoreau (via s-stevens)