At a small and intimate party with some friends last night, my friend chuck reiterated the idea of relationship Personal Value in someone’s life. The saying, People are in your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. I think the value is to determine which and the duration test is time.
People come and go in our lives. That is constant. Some relationships are location and time based, high school/basic training/college. Some are professional, mentor and trainee, and some are intimate.
I think the real surprise is their overall impact to us. Do they inspire us to be something better then what we are? to be someone everyone can look up to? Or, Do they bring out the worst in us to benefit themselves? feed an ego, or mitigate some monetary need.
There will be opportunists and heroes among us. Using Value and time, we can discern one from the other.