Why Most People Will Have Mediocre Friendships Throughout Their Lives

What much of this boils down to, all of the above, is that a significant number of people will have merely mediocre connections with others because they simply cannot be bothered.

They cannot be bothered to truly listen with focus and depth, as they are too wrapped up in themselves, and because listening takes energy and is an active choice. They are more interested in their own life and own issues than the lives of their loves ones. They arent especially willing to go out of their way, nor put in the effort or time. They do not have a sustained and enthusiastic interest in the person who their friend is, in nuance and detail. And, the mistake of frequently mis-prioritizing our lives can mean missing out on meaningful relationships because of it.

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