Before I found Furry, my best friend and I seemed made for each other because everything that one of us cared about the other either cared the same, or had extensive experience in it. The only exception to this that I can recall was The Legend of Zelda. I hadn't played it, but I was delighted to watch him play because the world was interesting. A few years ago, a local wanted me to play Mother 3. I could not find the inclination to do so, but being a friend, I offered to come over and watch him play since he wanted me to see it so badly. He took this offer and within a few visits the game was played.
The nature of friendship is a lot like this. In our youngest years as toddlers, we show off to our friends things that are of interest to us, later we seek out friends who share our interests, then as adults we go out of our way to build shared interest with others. I think of this as a gentle give and take.
... Tonight though, I am a little bit upset thinking how few times I can remember others doing the same for me. Am I dead wrong? Are the shared interests of adults no more than the selfish interests of toddlers hidden under a thin veil of feigned friendship? If I asked anyone I knew to do work for me or help me work, I fully expect the answer to be a no, but to ask them to partake in recreational enjoyment of movie, book, or game to be beheld as if I had asked something even more outrageous than hard labor, for this I am not prepared... So please discuss: am I right? Am I wrong? Am I missing something?
5 years, 6 months ago
02 Oct 2013 14:17 CEST