Who said you should you trust them? The point is to do something with them. Hockey game, poker, pool. The point isn’t to reveal your finances or your wives pregnancy.if you have this relationship with friends, how can you trust them and what is the point of the friendship?
Of course they would. You don’t think your friends would love it if your wife dies? Or your kid dies? Or if you go bankrupt?if it’s about one-upmanship and rubbing people’s noses in it, what happens if you get a wasting disease or your child dies, or you are wrongfully convicted, or any number of things? People obsessed with this dynamic would have a little smirk on their faces as you piss yourself or weep for your bad luck.
They are compassionate to your face, behind the scenes they are loving it.
Your enemy would show up to your funeral faster than your friend.someone who rejoices when your business fails isn’t a friend, it’s ah enemy. I’d rather keep away from enemies who are in this dynamic with you.
Yep.life is a more mature experience than one upmanship. It’s the lowest tier of human experience. Some people, believe it or not, get more fulfilment out of helping people than driving a top end BMW. I could afford a really nice car but don’t choose to. I did once, I found it did nothing for my life, other than give slightly better prestige with the people described. So I’m winning acclaim with people who would be happy in my downfall.
Good job. Go for it.perhaps I’m finding my higher purpose, to achieve success for those around me while shunning and opting out of the backstabbing.
True. That’s capitalism.I remember, before I achieved success I thought like you Trump, once you’ve had it and been able to live the life, you find what’s waiting for you isn’t what you expected.
Look at Warren Buffet. “Oh gosh golly me, I live in the same house I bought in 1953, I play the ukulele on my porch, I drink Coke like your average everyday 9-5 American.”
Behind the scenes, he buys companies who destroy the Amazon rainforest, or whose products cause cancer, or he will support the firing of several thousand workers if he gets more money. Yet the media loves him.
Everything is corrupt.