What Great Things

“My father warned me that sadness cleaves to sadness, and that depressed people go around in hangdog packs.

Common disaster is the worst reason for a friendship.

In picking your friends, he said, you should consider what great things you can do together. You are assembling a team, he told me, not a teatime cozy of crybabies

he made me promise never to become part of any orphans’ or bereaved sons’ club,

because sitting around in a circle of pity getting your worst qualities praised and reinforced was no way to move forward with a great life.

That is the way down, he said, making a roller-coaster motion with his hand,

but you shall go up.

Chris Adrian, A Better Angel


One Response

  1. Some real wisdom there!

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