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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Personal - A Thought For Today

It's an age old saying, if I'm right, I suppose this was said by the Machiavelli of India, Chanakya.

All friendship is in a way self-interest.

It's true to some extent, but great friendship always rises above self-interest, one that doesn't care for money, status, position, or whatever. Friends because we are friends, that's it.

I always try to see that I'm above self-interest in friendship and that's why I never say No in matters of money or in help. Sometimes the experiences are bad and one feels people take advantage, but that hasn't stopped me from rising above self-interest in friendship.

So the thought for today for me is.

All friendship is in a way self-interest, but great friendship always rises above self-interest and Chirayu always keep on making friends like you do, with an open heart, an open mind, and your life as an open book.

I remember Uday telling me this (way back in early 2003 in Bangalore), "you're like an open book, everything is so in your face about you, the good and the bad."