FRIENDSHIP – WHY IS IT SO TOUGH TODAY? Part 3

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 more of your responses.

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

We have become an “instant gratification” and “disposable” society. Few people stick w cars until they’re paid off. Same w furniture, phones, hobbies, spouses and the list goes on. They get something or someone to fill the hole in their heart. When the interest dies or discover no long term gratification, they change scenery, interests or friends.

Finding people that share your brand of crazy!

Time is a big issue of mine personally.

Lack of integrity, morals, commitment & accountability as well as the fast paced, multi-tasking business of life. The same reasons more Christians don’t grow their walk with God.

People don’t get together as much anymore. Social media is replacing good old conversation. Cell phones and texting…it takes an intentional decision and action to be a good friend and actually make time for people. Loyalty and trust are not as valued anymore.

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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