Shah Rukh Khan says, one day he told his kids, “Let’s call our friends over”, and they replied, “Daddy, you have no friends!”
Do politicians, actors and actresses, fashion models, businessmen, writers and almost any ‘successful’ people have true friends? Or do they have only ‘colleagues’ who are actually their bitter rivals, smiling at each other, hugging and backslapping in public, but waiting for the first opportunity to backstab in private, provided they do not get caught.
We may have hundreds, maybe thousands, of friends on FaceBook, google circles or linkedin. How many of them are there only waiting for the day when, hopefully, they could get something for themselves from being our ‘friend’? How many of them are interested in each other, want to keep contact with us, feel concerned when things don’t go well with us, truly wish our welfare, and would contribute in some way when we have a genuine need?
Fr. MC George sdb, Director, Salesian Procure for South Asia