Personal Narrative - Randomness of Human Relationships Essay example

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Personal Narrative - Randomness of Human Relationships

As a guy, whenever I see an attractive girl, I immediately start searching for an "in." I need a reason to talk to her. Is she talking to someone I know? Did she miss the same class I did and we both need to make something up? Did we meet at some random place far outside of campus? Same brand backpack? I'll take anything. Why go through this charade?

First, a note on boundaries. Sometimes we imagine a smooth transition where a boundary does exist. In India, castes are clearly defined and moving between them is difficult. Here, we pretend no such things exist and everyone is freely socially mobile despite strong evidence otherwise. Words like opportunity disguise these
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It's merely an excuse. It allows us to think of friendship as a connecting force that flows through the universe, inviting already-compatible people to make acquaintance. [The "in"] allows us to think of friendship as a connecting force that flows through the universe, inviting already-compatible people to make acquaintance. Consider how you met your friends. You probably remember most meetings as lucky encounters in which you were statistically quite fortunate to meet someone so similar.

If we really could get along with such a large percentage of people, why the games and excuses? Consider you wish to purchase an expensive item that you believe to be very rare. You come across it at a garage sale you just happened to stop by. Without question, you'll buy it and take good care of it. However, if you learned it was mass produced and available anywhere, not only would you be less likely to purchase it, when you did, you'd probably be more careless with it.

This is the dilemma of human relationships. If we believe love and friendship are plentiful and easy to come by, we will not sufficiently value and invest in the relationships. If we believe love and friendship are plentiful and easy to come by, we will not sufficiently value and invest in the relationships. If after every argument with a current friend I thought about the hundreds of other potential friends I walked by every day, I'd very likely not expend the effort to work

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