Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay
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Thinking on stuff...

This is sparked off conversations I've had withgriffen, but isn't anything as such to do with him in particular.

Relationships. Is that a wide enough word? I'm using it here to include everything but not quite including "acquaintanceship".

So what do I get out of each of them, and what do I put into each of them?

Not the same things. The people concerned aren't the same people. I don't want anyone - I don't believe there could be anyone - who is "everything" to me. Maybe that's why I'm not a big-R Romantic: I don't believe there is One Absolute Perfect Plato Other-Self without whom I am incomplete, and, conversely, with whom I would be utterly fulfilled.

I suppose I'm a relationship utilitarian. Tell me what you have to spare, and I'll trade you with what I have.

Heh. I suppose that's that Virgoan "being-of-service" thing again.

What thinks, peoples?
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