by Mr. G
Part 1: This is where the magic investment happens
Who we are and why we think the way we do
There are many experiences, people, places, and even things that come into our lives that add more than just history. Think of it like a book, wouldn’t a book in an anthology or series seem more interesting than a book that was written as a single? Wouldn’t the book in the series keep your attention hooked, be much more exciting, and even keep you looking “forward” to next installation of the series?
Whenever people interact in a social setting with other people, you build or “write” “value” and “investment” to each other’s book of life. You may not know it, but that girl on the train you see every week and chat with for 5 minutes, has just invested into writing a page in your “lifebook”. Just as a book may be an example of investment, take another example, stocks. You don’t just go out there and randomly choose what stocks to invest into. That’s the value of people. You start with an interest within a particular company. That interest grows into a fascination, and then the next thing you know, you’ve invested into the company. The same can apply to people. You meet someone that has similar interests to you, doesn’t have to be exactly the same, but close, you build on it. That is where the investment starts, commonality and interests.
Commonality & Interests
This is a very interesting subject. Is commonality and interest always there in the beginning of anything interactive? I think so. No matter where you go and what you find, there is always a point of interest and commonality to build on. People with common interests are everywhere. Does it grow over time or does your adaptation grow towards someone else’s commonality and interest because it is different than yours? I think this can be answered both ways. Commonality and interest does grow over time, but it starts somewhere. It may start somewhere but it cannot thrive if that starting point isn’t going anywhere forward. Granted someone else’s commonality and interests may be different from yours, but it is that difference that will keep an increased and constant momentum forward and onward.
This is part of a Series on Relationships: