Friends are for Pleasure, Not for Profit

“Love people, not things; use things, not people.”

Spencer W. Kimball

Your friends are the people who genuinely care about you. They pick you up when you’re down, and know when you actually just need some space. Your friends are the ones you can count on during the toughest times. You don’t look to profit from them or try to use the relationship for your benefit. Friendships are for our pleasure, not for our profit.

In my podcast this morning I share a story about a father and son arguing about the importance of having many friends. The father believed that one does not need many friends, but that the true importance lies in the quality of the friendships one has. The son believed that it was better to know lots and lots of different people as relationships are resources that one can use to better his own future. As they say, “it’s not what you know, but who you know,” right?

I hope you enjoy the story, and that it helps illustrate that when it comes to friendships quality is always better than quantity.

“Friends are God’s way of apologizing to us for our families”

― Tennessee Williams


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