It Is Less Important To Have More Friends… And More Important To Have Real Ones.

How many likes did I get? How many followers do I have? When did these become so important?

Some friends are for a day. Some friends are for a season. Some friends are for a lifetime.

All of them have value. All of them add dimension to your life and interaction and experience that can help you grow in ways that you might not expect.

In a world that is consumed by social media, followers and aggregated likes, I think it is very important to distinguish the difference between quality versus quantity.

A real friend sees your shortcomings and loves you regardless. They might be willing to talk with you about them and help you grow through them, but they don’t love you any less because of them.

A real friend is just as happy to cross paths with you when you are down as they are to share your exhilaration when you are up. They extend of themselves and the synergy that is created through a deep friendship is one of the most precious things a humanbeing can ever acquire. With that in mind, I believe that it is still very possible to have many friends but only a small handful of the ones who truly matter in your journey through life.

Seeing people for what they truly are and celebrating their essence is a gift and we are most wise to share that gift with those who we ultimately evolve into becoming an extended family with.

I hope your Tuesday brings you great joy!???

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!