I think that great relationships (friendship, familial, romantic etc.) require an investment of time and energy…now typically when we invest in something, we would like to see a return on our investments. So if I pour love, care, consideration, energy and support into you…I would hope that you would do the same for me… a return on my investment. But then, I also know that we should give without expecting anything in return. So.. how exactly does this work?
Have you mastered the “art” of loving someone without conditions? Like… can you really stick by your friends and love them wholeheartedly even if you feel that they move in ways that are contrary to your personal value system? I’m really having an internal battle with this as I am growing and considering/challenging my OWN values on some things…I’m curious. What are your thoughts?