“Friendship is the dividend of gratitude that flows from an acknowledgement that one has offered something very valuable to someone: not a fancy present, but something even more precious, the key to one’s self-esteem and dignity.”

Friendship and Vulnerability.

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  1. This reminds me of a study I recently read about showing that people will like you and find you more trustworthy if you spill coffee on yourself. The idea being that when we show a little bit of human weakness, people see us as approachable and open.

    I also love the quote “We can only get close by revealing things that, in the wrong hands, would be capable of inflicting appalling humiliation on us.”

    Beautiful! I’m going to write about this for next week’s “Inspiration!” post on my blog.