Little Help From Friends

This post is a response to the Daily Post prompt below:

When you do something scary or stressful — bungee jumping, public speaking, etc. — do you prefer to be surrounded by friends or by strangers? Why?

Source: Witness Protection | The Daily Post

When doing something risky or dangerous, I’ve found the nurturing encouragement of friends can help. In this photo I am jumping off a ladder into my friend’s pool. We’ve also swung from a rope on his tree into the pool. I recall just after graduation repelling down a rock with the support of a hiking team. It was awesome getting their words of encouragement. Strangers can be so impersonal.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm an online diarist, blog film critic, & podcaster. My views on films and life are often 'left of center' on, but I have respect for other viewpoints. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.

7 thoughts on “Little Help From Friends”

    1. Yes indeed. Could it be sometimes we label people as friends when they are really not, just acquaintances? I think I’ve made that error. And of course, it’s up to us to be a friend if we want to have a friend.

      1. Well, I consider everybody a friend until they prove they are not. I like everybody to be a friend even people I am just meeting or hearing about. We are all supposed to be friends; to love one another no matter our differences. That is the spirit I wish to promote. Thanks for your input Damien. Let’s be friends!

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