Saturday, May 15, 2010

Inner Circle

Life rarely goes according to plan. In the end the person who we become is far from the person we started out in the world as. Our views and preferences change over time due to life experiences and impressionable minds. As children, we are taught to not talk to strangers, to be kind to the elderly, respect authority and not question our parents. Who we become as adults and what we believe in is attributed to our surroundings growing up. Incidents during our youth can taint our future forever.
Whether we like to admit it or not, we live in a society that portrays skinny bitches and those with money and power as perfection. But, nobody is perfect and if our dream is to be a follower of someone else just because they showcase the best of the best then we are all screwed.
All to often, we surround ourselves with people who turn out not to be our true friends. We allow these people into our inner circle for many different reasons. Perhaps because they look a certain way, know someone important, or maybe we secretly envy there life. Regardless of the reason, when we look to depend on them all to often our perspective of their value in our life alters.
The same logic we use in dating can be used in friendships. If the person was really into you and actually cared about you and your well being they would return a call, make time in their day to see you, remember your birthday, etc.
We take for granted our true friends. Maybe they don't look like Heidi Klum or Orlando Bloom, but when our life starts to crumble they are the first ones by our side. I am lucky enough to have a handful of truly great friends. I have tested our friendship over the last months and spilled my guts over many glasses of wine. I don't know what I would have done without their support and encouragement. Their words of advice and wisdom have been my saving grace and sanity.

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