Giving Space Often Brings Us Closer

A very good friend of mine is deeply religious.

Neither his religion, nor my atheism came in between our friendship.

Another close friend and relative is deeply spiritual.

Despite my materialistic worldview, we understand each other better than most others do.

Ironical though it may sound, often, the space we give each other to be different from us, brings us closer.

It isn’t affinity of ideology, but the freedom to be ourselves, that often leads to intimate friendships.

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  • http://asuph.wordpress.com asuph

    Absolutely. And if one think a bit about it, it’s not ironical at all. When we deny space, the only relationships we leave space for are fundamentally unequal. And intimate friendships is precisely not that. But you put it beautifully.

  • http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com Mahendra

    Thank you.