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Feb 20, 2019 15:53:47

Friendships and Power

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 315🔥 | 319💌

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"Proximity is power. Find a way to get close to people who can help you in your life and business."

I saw this quote online and found it disturbing.
Making friends for future benefit?

When discussing this with friends, they said that everything is a give and take. Everyone that wants to spend time with you - is searching for something. And so am I. Consciously or otherwise. 
It is when the two things line up that a good friendship develops.

I agree that life is about give and take. But relationships initiated with the pre-meditated goal that we could get something out of the person is a turn off.

How can that be the start of a real long-term relationship?

When it comes to entrepreneurship, I have benefited from one of my close friends. Mike. A hard-working dedicated small business owner and a genuine person overall. He has consistently motivated me when I was tired and close to giving up. I consider him as my mentor.
But we started out as good friends. 

It may be a shortcut to befriend someone on the basis of benefit but I prefer to grow with people I genuinely like. Naive as it may sound.

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    @keni Transactional friendships... lol. Not good for anyone.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Feb 21, 2019 22:42:47
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      @seunoyebode - transactional relationship. That would have been an awesome title for this post.
      Thank you

      Keni avatar Keni | Feb 22, 2019 17:01:49
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    @keni

    Haha I love how at the surface level, if people were to read the both of us, that they would think our ideas our in such conflict. :)

    Abe avatar Abe | Feb 21, 2019 18:56:48
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      @abrahamKim - But we are in sync!

      Keni avatar Keni | Feb 21, 2019 14:10:36
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    @keni i feel your naivety and would not have it any other way.
    Life would not be life if we allways expected that everything we do would gain our ego

    Rasmus Rygh avatar Rasmus Rygh | Feb 20, 2019 22:24:12
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      @rasmusrygh - :) We think alike.

      Keni avatar Keni | Feb 20, 2019 23:09:10
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