Slow and Steady

Are people really that selfish?

Posted on: August 31, 2009

I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and don’t really know how to articulate it without sounding like a big headed person.

I’m blessed to have a lot of good people around me. My friends are amazing, and without them I really don’t know how I would’ve got through the past 18 months.

When I hear about some friends of others’ and see the reaction I get for some of the things I do for my friends, or the reaction I get when I say what my friends do for me, it leaves me baffled, and a bit annoyed at the world. Do people just not care for others anymore, or are my friends and I just really really soppy?

I went to hospital with a friend this week, and the night before I went online and copied a list of questions to ask the doctor. When I showed him, he was shocked, really shocked. Mouth opened, bug eyed shocked. He couldn’t believe that I had actually written it out, and even left a few lines to write the answers in. When I spoke to him a few days later, he told me that he showed his friends the paper, and they said how nice I am.

But to me, that is normal behaviour. I can’t understand the fuss, because that is what you do for your friends isn’t it?

Later in the week, I met a friend and she had a care package for me… Slightly off topic she bought me some toffee waffles and they are amazing!… Anyway, in this package there was also every article she had seen for chronic pain cures over the past few months. I started telling someone about a treatment in one of the articles, and when they asked me where I had heard about it, I told them about the care package, and they couldn’t believe it.

They were really surprised, and I was very surprised that they were surprised. Isn’t that friendship?

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