Choosing friends and why it matters

This is an excellent post you know. I saw this video of Penn from Penn and Teller…and he asked the same questions. You know, I do tell people.

Choosing friends and why it matters

Ben Kim on Oct 12, Emotional Health and Well-Being I've long felt that choosing a life partner should be a subject that is thoroughly discussed sometime in high school and perhaps even in university.

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It amazes me that so little time, if any, is given to considering this topic on a meaningful level in school. Near as I can tell, it's probably the single most important decision that all of us can make. My feeling is that most people who get married in modern society don't have the foresight and life experience needed to make the best possible choice.

I'm sure that some people are quite thoughtful and wise in choosing a life partner, but from my little spot on the planet, it looks like most of us, myself included, rely mainly on our instincts to choose the one person we want to be with forever.

And why wouldn't we? Society teaches us that love is what matters.

Choosing friends and why it matters

Love is the only thing that matters. And what is love? Isn't it that special feeling that occupies your thoracic cavity and makes you feel blissfully alive? Well, here are some thoughts that I would like my loved ones to consider in choosing a life partner: Do you like him?

To me, it's not about if you love him. It's if you actually like him. The challenge is in knowing if what you are feeling is genuine like or fool's like, which I think is a symptom of being intoxicated with lust; healthy and respectful lust is great, of course, but probably not the best primary source of fuel to maintain a healthy relationship over the long term.

How do you know if you genuinely like and admire him? Ask yourself if you would want your child or future child to marry someone like him. And in answering this question, think about how he consistently behaves, not what he says.

As most of us know, feelings of "being in love" come and go. I wouldn't want to rely on such feelings to keep my life partnership healthy and intact.

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Much better, I think, to have a foundation of genuine like in place. Because ultimately, we want to spend our time with those we genuinely enjoy being with. Why do you like her? I think most would agree that being aesthetically pleasing, having a trust fund, and taking good care of you are not enough sustenance for a healthy long term marriage.

Nor are any other reasons that belong in the "what can she do for me" category. She can make you spontaneously laugh from your belly? You admire the way she treats others, especially in instances when she doesn't realize that you are aware of what she is doing?

She inspires you to strengthen your character? You respect her work ethic? Here and there, her thoughts prompt you to consider a new perspective?

Now we're talking about some powerful fuel to sustain feelings of respect, genuine like, and even adoration for a lifetime. Do you have the same basic attitudes and beliefs about religion?

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This food is dependent on foreign oil, is destroying soil, contaminates water, has caused disease outbreaks, and may be robbing our grandchildren of the ability to grow food at all. Doing things for others - whether small, unplanned acts or regular volunteering - is a powerful way to boost our own happiness as well of those around us.

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We all have a longing to be significant.

We want to make a contribution.

Six Questions to Consider in Choosing a Life Partner