I Like You AnywayIt was a long drive, there and back, and I would have to wait for you for hours.
I went anyway.
It was cold and rainy and I was very tired.
I walked you anyway.
It was not my job but you would be hours doing this alone.
I helped you anyway.
You are terrible at drums.
I listen anyway.
The beaver might not survive without a tail.
I bought you a beaver tail anyway.
It was going to hurt and you wouldn't like it.
I said it anyway.
I was thinking the other day about friendship and I was wondering why I place so many conditions on it. When it comes to my family and children there is unconditional 'like'. I am not talking about 'love but more the way I let things ride and just enjoy their company more. I 'like' them no matter what. I want to spend time with them.
Maybe it is a level of dependence that creates that because I see it more clearly with my children and my blood relations.People whose status will never change. My dad will always be my dad. Yet spouses, friends, in-laws, co-workers, get a little more scrutiny, a little more judgement, a little less leeway.
Not always. Maybe it is just me.
Generalizations are never accurate.
Can you love someone but not like them?
I can always find another wife, another friend, another job. Does the disposable nature of the relationship cause me to scutinize the behaviour more? Do I judge them more harshly? Why do I always enjoy the company of my kids, my brother and sister, my dogs but others I tend to let annoy me more. Oh well, I'll just like them anyway! :-)