As we travel through life, we can’t help but make ties with people along the way. It’s amazing how someone you used to label as plain can become extraordinarily special after a few shared moments. But delighting as it is while it lasts, we can’t bury the truth: Everything has to end sooner or later.
Throughout the chapters I’ve read, I became mindful of how relationships work and how they should.
We can take it from Aristotle: “Man is by nature a social animal.” With this, we know that we were not designed by God to become isolated in a ‘playground’ thriving with living beings. If you come to realize that you’ve been spending too much time on a swing, don’t hesitate to get up.
But what’s worse than staying on the swing for too long is to feel like you’ve gone to one when you’re actually on the seesaw. This is where reconsideration should kick in. A relationship can’t survive if it is only fought by a single party. Being the only one who tries to keep connections alive with a person is not healthy. You deserve to be given the same amount of effort and attention, too.
Another thing that cuts deep through us is when we’ve lost our significance to people. But that’s just one more truth we ought to deal with. We have to be open to the fact that our entwined journeys can end with a snap just when we’ve reached the peak.
All the time we have is borrowed. Make the most out of every adventure you will set foot in even if you don’t know how it will end.