Once again we are reminded that America is becoming a lonely place to live.
More and more people are leading single lives. Moving frequently, working harder, and making fewer lasting and deep personal relationships. It is touching all ages, affecting the way we work, interact, live and even die.
It’s easier to not get involved with other people, are we losing friends and not making new one because we’re just lazy?
What’s behind this failure to make friend?
Is our work schedule so demanding that it leaves no time to develop relationships?
Are we too individualistic, and not willing to tolerate and accept others that might differ or interfere with our idea of how to live?
Shall we blame society, divorce, dysfunctional families and politics?
Perhaps it’s time to think about what friendships are and what can offer over the course of a lifetime.
What does it take to initiate, cultivate and maintain a friend and friendships?