Mario Puzo, a famous American author and screenwriter once said, “friendship and money: oil and water”. It’s not hard to understand this quote, so I won’t explain it in too much detail. It’s a pretty universal fact that we need water to live and as I’ve discovered, we need friends to live as well. By ‘live’ I mean have a life that’s worth something.
But can’t you see, oh?
Maybe you were the ocean, when I was just a stone’
Lyrics taken from a Ben Howard song called ‘Black Flies’.
As much as we men and women think it’s hard to be alone, it’s harder to not trust or love other. We dive into the friendship around us, it gives us a purpose. “Happiness is only real when shared” is something that stood out from the movie ‘Into the Wild’. Based on a true story about Christopher McCandless aka ‘Alexander Supertramp’, who leaves society behind to find himself. Finding himself ironically leads him to the conclusion that what he left behind was the one thing he was searching for. Happiness, love and a sense of being ‘found’ when sharing life with the people we care about.
This isn’t to say we should always do things with friends and never find out who ‘we’ really are. Travel alone, do your own thing, but always remember to keep the people you care about around you. Because without them, the important things we see and do in this life…don’t seem to mean as much.