FRIENDSHIP – WHY IS IT SO TOUGH TODAY?

I posed a question on Social Media recently:  “Why do you think it’s so difficult to find and keep true friends in our culture?”   I can only post a few of the many responses here; but there’s some interesting insight in the answers I received from all ages.  NOTE:  The question said nothing about social media, but many of the responses did.  The answers are also not offering solutions, but you can draw some conclusions from them.   Here are a few of your responses.

WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO FIND & KEEP TRUE FRIENDS IN OUR CULTURE?   (your answers follow)

Time! Seems like everyone now in our culture are so “busy”. True friendship happens over a long period of time where friendships and trust have time to build and grow by spending time with each other.

There is a lack of loyalty…. I’m not sure if this is something we are failing to teach or if its just a lack of effort… but back in the day your friend/best friend was part of your every day life.

Feeling like you can trust them. Finding someone that you know is real and not just smiling in front of you just to turn around and spread something you shared in confidence is hard. Everyone has a “facebook face” but who are they really?

We are too immersed in our own busyness and don’t truly make time for friends. We prefer to look at their lives from a distance on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. instead of actually calling and talking to them or inviting them out for lunch. We prefer to like their picture/comment instead of getting involved. Because getting involved would take time away from our own selfish lives.

MORE OF YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE POSTED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS…

 

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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