I had an interesting conversation recently with someone about the topic of dependability. Who can you depend on when you need to? Who can you count on to be there when you need them most? Who is going to let you down when you least expect it? Can you really rely on other people? Are you your own best friend, or are you just as likely to let yourself down as someone else?
You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family. By this thinking, my family is stuck with me? For better or for worse? Yet my friendships are stronger because we have the choice whether to remain friends or not?
Blood is thicker than water. Doesn’t this kinda contradict the previous one? Bonds of family are stronger than the bonds of friendship?
The only person you can depend on is yourself. Is this even true? I know that I’ve certainly let myself down on more than one occasion.
I don’t think that there are any easy answers to these questions. Whether you choose to lean on other people, or prefer the solo approach, chances are that you’re liable to be caught unaware at some point. And when that happens… it’s time to re-evaluate the big picture, and your place in it.