Friday, April 18, 2008

Making Friends

S&M has a piece from a few days ago that I missed in connection with Longevity, Success & Friendship.
In essence, the more successful you are the longer you tend to live.
But as the post says, people who are Oscar-winning scriptwriters tend to die younger than mere nominees.
His theory is - I think - something we should all aspire to.
Because you are successful you tend to have people gravitate towards you and become friends.
But as an Oscar-winning scriptwriter, because writing is essentially a solitary pursuit, you tend to lose friends. The reason is the more successful you are in this department the more you work and the less you see friends - or make them.
So we should work less and make more friends - you know it makes sense.

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