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5 April 2015

If a person has just one good friend, their happiness is doubled and their life immeasurably enriched. This is genuine wealth.
Human Relationships

Ultimately, the only way to make good friends is to become a good friend yourself. Good people gather around other good people. Our human relationships are like a mirror. So if you’re thinking to yourself, “If only so-and-so were a little nicer to me, I could talk to them about anything,” then that person is probably thinking, “If only such-and-such would open up to me, I would be nicer to them.” Therefore, you should make the first move to open the channels of communication. When we have a genuine sense that, no matter how difficult our present circumstances, we are not alone—that we are vitally connected with others and with the world—we will, without fail, rise up to the challenge of living again. If a person has just one good friend, their happiness is doubled and their life immeasurably enriched. This is genuine wealth. When you are sincere in your consideration for others, in even the most trifling matters, you can bring about a complete change in the world around you. One who treats others with contempt will eventually find himself shunned and disliked by those around him. Anyone who becomes ensnared in selfishness will discover that in the end he is the one who suffers. On the other hand, a person who shows respect for others will not only come to be respected himself, but will also help spread an attitude of respect for others throughout society. There is no true joy in a life lived closed up in the little shell of the self. When you take one step to reach out to people, when you meet with others and share their thoughts and sufferings, infinite compassion and wisdom well up within your heart. Your life is transformed

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