Not Here To Make Friends

I like to joke sometimes that I already have enough friends.

As I get older, people who don’t have anything interesting or novel to say bore me more than they used to.

And so I’ll say it again, I’m not here to make friends.

I’m here for the truth.

I don’t like small talk. (Though I tolerate it depending on the circumstance.)

Politics, the weather, celebrity gossip, and other “small-minded” issues are such a drag. (Yeah, yeah, I know. Hypocrite alert. I can be such a whore for sports talk.)

We don’t get a whole lot of time on this big ol’ rock. And if we stand any chance of making a real impact (<– not an asteroid joke), then it’s probably best to limit the amount of time we spend dwelling on shit that doesn’t matter much.

What’s the most interesting idea in your head?

Is it your original idea? Is it some original iteration of an idea?

If you’re not working on your own ideas, then you’re wasting your potential.

We’re not meant to be damn parrots.

Our time here is scarce. Why waste it repeating other people’s words and opinions? Why not spend our time seeking after higher things?

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all thesethings shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33, KJV

You’ll make more friends along the way – deeper, more meaningful connections, too – if you stop parroting and start thinking.

Stop trying to make friends. Don’t aim to be agreeable.

Pursue the truth. Speak the truth. Test your ideas. Refine them. Live them out boldly.

But for God’s sake, just don’t be boring.