The Value Of Close Friends!

Written by on October 22, 2021

On Saturday lazy me decided to rely entirely on GPS to direct me to my destination. But control freak me had issues with the choices GPS were making and so ‘make a U- turn’ was a frequent response from GPS voice. By the time I reached my destination I was beyond frustrated, but there was nowhere to direct my complaint to. Technology has no feelings. Technology has no vested interest in winning an argument. Talking to your technology is not a conversation. Technology cannot replace human interaction. Poet David Whyte says that “A diminishing circle of friends is the first terrible diagnostic of a life in deep trouble: of overwork, of too much emphasis on a professional identity…. The ultimate touchstone of FRIENDSHIP is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone, and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them …. on a journey impossible to accomplish alone.” And so with that I switched off my car, turned off GPS voice and went to have lunch with a very dear friend.