Saturday, January 11, 2014

Follow up 1: Friendship Despite Place and Time

Here are a few choice words from Charlie Hughes, the current student body president at Sewanee that I felt would resonate with a lot of readers. Enjoy!

The strongest friendships that I have had in my life thus far, developed through concurrently shared experiences, have been more like partnerships really.  Their value lies in between the two friends, in the space between the two planets around which everything seems to orbit.  Whether in high school, college, on an athletic team or at work, knowing that someone else enjoys your company can feel like the ultimate satisfaction, motivating you to get up in the morning, go for a run, to succeed.  Sometimes your friend decides to take a different exit on the highway, and you look around, having forgotten how you arrived where you are, but yet still holding that specific motivation in your hand.  Much in the way that time is said to fly when you are enjoying yourself, Maya Angelou once said that people (friends included) "will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” You never forget the motivation that friendship offers.

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