A Lesson

I’ve learned a lot these past few years,

through my fake smiles & unseen tears,

that friends

sometimes are not forever

&

true love does not always last.

The good memories stay with you but

the good moments go by fast.

But someone will always be there, someone that honestly does care. 🙂

9 thoughts on “A Lesson

  1. That last line really made me think…

    Is it true? (There are people without friends or family) If the only people who care, are professionals paid to care, do they honestly care, or is it just their job? If someone cares about you just because they care for all humanity, is that honestly caring?

    I think they (the professionals/people who care for all) do honestly care, but it’s not the same as when a friend cares about you. However, everyone kinda cares for people in their own way, so maybe it’d be arbitrary to place caring by pros/ppl who care for all in a separate category.

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    1. I agree. Caring is seen and done differently by one and all. Also, people being cared has a perspective on what caring is.
      Honesty exists in the true feeling which makes you think about the other person and urges you to help them in the best form you can.

      Nice points to think through. Appreciate your comment. 🙂

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      1. Now that some time has passed, I see this in a slightly different light. I find it hard to get a feel for whether being paid to care (if the interaction is frequent enough) changes much. If I really wanted to know whether that kind of caring feels different to the person doing the caring I’d have to read the research which has probably been done on it. Or, perhaps better, ask the people who care professionally how they think about it.

        From a patient point of view, I think it feels slightly different (at least for me). I didn’t really earn the care which my doctor/nurse/etc. gives me, so there’s not the life-affirming feeling of someone choosing to care about you. With a pro, there’s just the slightest coercive element of pay which I think subtly changes the dynamic. But I don’t know how much of a difference it makes in longer-term care relationships.

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