Here’s an awesome piece written by Fola and originally posted on openpleasures.com.
Today’s society has in many ways made nothing out of commitment. You only need to watch a few movies and see how commitment has been tagged old-fashioned and not necessary in this age and dispensation. Many view commitment as so last century and think that when someone they are in a relationship with suggests commitment, it is time to check out. The situation is no better even in friendships, how many people will stay committed to their friends through the thick and thin and how many will remain loyal when the going is no longer as good as it was in the beginning? But really, let’s give it a thought. What is wrong with commitment?
Love is a verb
Not a noun
It is active
Love is not just feelings of passion
Today, we live in a highly demanding world with too many priorities – from family commitments, parental responsibilities, work challenges to social pressures. Yet, the question remains; how do couples keep the main thing the main thing in the face of competing priorities. Katie Parsons, a freelance writer, editor and social media manager, let’s us in on this.
It’s 8 p.m. on a Saturday, and I’ve been solo parenting the five children of our blended family all day. Normally my step-kids spend weekends with their mom, and my husband is here. It’s been a long day. Everyone is cranky.
In this present time of social media razzmatazz, the concept of friendship has completely been redefined. The world is getting increasingly connected yet friends are getting increasingly disconnected. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and a host of others have made it very easy to recruit friends with the power of a button, yet unfriend them using the same.
But hey! The question remains, ‘Are we truly friends in the real sense of the word?’ Given that the notion of friend in a digital era like ours is used largely in a very loose manner. Well, that’s a subject for another day as my focus on this post is to help you see the correlation between friendship and success.
Being an entrepreneur is becoming increasingly popular and is bound to influence how children think about their future. But how can we spot the children who will flourish in this new entrepreneurial society?
When our children are young, we can do a pretty good job of monitoring who they can play with and who they need to stay away from. But as they get older and make choices of their own, they may choose friends (or someone may choose them) that you don’t approve of. I’ve learned from experience that you can grow in a situation in which your children are hanging out with people you personally don’t prefer.