Who are your Two a.m. friends?
I am referring to the ones you can call at two a.m. when you’re in trouble, not those who update their status at 2 a.m.
I am sure that in this time of doing the work of at least two previous employees, whilst having multiple Facebook friends, Twitter followers and LinkedIn connections, we can easily lose sight of the fact that it’s been six months since we last had meaningful conversations. You know, ones about what’s really important in life, what we hope to leave behind, or be remembered for. Mostly, it’s not about that urgent email at the office. It probably also doesn’t involve technology, cars or houses.
These conversations are vital, if we are to live consciously, rather than unconsciously, mere cogs in some large machine where someone else does the thinking and we get “thinked”.
I have three amazing 2 a.m. friends, and about 10 other folks really close to me. If two weeks go by without a coffee connection with my “Tight Three”, I feel robbed and make an urgent plan. I want to live my life on purpose and these friends speak truth to me, are not impressed by things I do, but rather let me be. And that makes all the difference.