02/06/10 | Comments (1)
Image: “Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.” 
- Aristotle

Have you noticed how we have become a throw away society?

Perhaps you have a copy machine that is a few years old, and it has a broken part that costs less than $5. Would it surprise you to discover that it may be cheaper to buy a new machine rather than fix the old one? It seems that we can buy better, newer equipment less expensively these days, making our previous machines obsolete.

Three years later, trade in that car for a newer model with more gadgets and gizmos.

And clothes, well yesterday’s style just won’t do. They need to be thrown out to make room for this year’s newest fashions.

Argue with your husband or wife, get a divorce. Marriage has, unfortunately, fallen prey to this epidemic in our thinking.

When it comes to people, however, we need to be more careful not to let this bias creep into our decisions.

It takes enormous time and resources to cultivate and develop healthy, long-lasting relationships with family, friends, and business acquaintances.

I prefer to distinguish the things of value in our life and hold on tightly to them, rather than discarding them too quickly.

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