This last week I set a goal to not access computer or email after 6pm and limit the use during the weekend. Not an easy feat. How did I fill that time? Gardening, Reading, Movies with Ellen, Napping, and Relationship stuff. I even took time to complete a project in my backlog - Relationship Matrix.
I dreamed up a matrix to quantify relationships or friendship. I figured that a friend can be viewed as a function of elapsed time known and quality time "earned".
Aristotle said that friendship transcends justice and that it is the highest form of love. He delineates friendship into three types:
(1) Friendship of mutual pleasure
(2) Friendship of utility
(3) Friendship of respect
He derives these three kinds of friendship from the three kinds of good:
(1) The good that gives us pleasure
(2) The good that is useful
(3) The good that is moral
There are ONLY three good reasons for doing or loving something:
(1) Either it is morally good
(2) Or it is a practical necessity
(3) Or..... it gives you some kind of joy
What better model to use to determine friends. And remember ........ to have a friend, you must first be a friend.
Earn a point today - call a friend!