Take a look around you. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Your 5 closest friends are “you”. Good people are drawn to good people, and shitty people are drawn to shitty people. Now, there are exceptions to that rule, obviously. But we’re looking at the majority here. Crackheads don’t hang out with bible thumpers, and successful people don’t run with losers.
I’ve had this blog up for about 3 months, and in that short time I’ve learned two things: 1) it takes a lot of fucking time and work 2) it can’t be done without the right people. From the design by Satyen Aghor, to the relationship and dating advice from Lea and Ryan - this blog doesn’t doesn’t reach out to over 10,000 people per week without the efforts of great people.
Maybe you’re a recluse. Maybe you’re shy. Maybe you’re just comfortable with the people you already have around you. Whatever the case may be, if you want to grow as a person, you’re going to need to surround yourself with the right people. None of it happens if you don’t reach out, though. As a rule, people are generally nice. Sure you think that people are assholes and couldn’t give a shit less about what you have to say, but you couldn’t be further from wrong. People want to help. People just don’t want to be taken advantage of, and once you establish trust with someone you’ll find that you can learn a great deal from one another.
- Tommy B