Monday, May 10, 2010

The 'Stress' Of Friends

It's not lack of friends, it's the overwhelming expectation to have friends, that causes stress. Without this expectation there is no stress, as then friends can come and go, and we don't try to control it or blame anyone for it.

The pro-social pressure that some apply (to others and themselves) is totally unnecessary. Be happy with yourself, you don't have to be social, look to what you would like to do, not what 'society' seems to imply you should do – ie. you don't have to have a party on your birthday or at Christmas, that is only a social expectation, it needn't be your expectation, so forget 'expectations' and actually choose what you would prefer to do.


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