Deeply rooted traditions
This of course doesn’t mean that family, colleagues and other human relationships have less effect on our mental state of mind. But what we see around us is that people are so focussed on finding the right relationship material that everything else becomes trivial. Even worse, once they found their one true match, many amongst us just leave their friends for what they are. Only following that deeply rooted tradition of old school love and creating an offspring becomes essential. People totally forget about how to be an individual with a life of their own. This might certainly work for a while but in the long term it just might not be enough. Never forget that soulmates come wrapped in different packages.
Also, because of traditions, the essential value of friendship has been understated, unappreciated and understudied. The past century we gained personal freedom and this changed everything concerning family values. While family used to be the holy grail, year after year other relationships and connections became more important. Personally, we are happy with this evolution. Because honestly… our dearest friends, what would our lives be without them.
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