Disclaimer: This post has been waiting as a draft for nearly 2 years. It was time to hit “Publish” 🙂
Interacting with other people requires effort. Relations need to be grown and everyone interested needs to put in some energy.
As for lot of other activities that require energy, you should choose where it’s better to invest it. Remember that this decision is your own (like any other after a certain age 🙂 ) so you should be aware of where your are spending it.
In my opinion the best way to spend energy in groups of people (2 is a group to me 😉 ) is when there are two things:
- feedback: even if sometime can be hard to take it, it’s better to have someone on the other side who gives it
- values: having common values means you have a solid base to build on and to fall back when something is not working
It may seem not enough but to me it’s a lot!