Many things have happened in the past 60 days. Some have had the spotlight on them, others have not. The media seems to only be covering events that are either a distraction from real issues or events that are meant to tear people apart and start a fight…
This past weekend, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting up with one of my friends, Frankie who currently lives in Central Arkansas. He does tree removal in Little Rock during the day and codes on the side during the night.
Yes! I meant coding on a computer!
Frank was always passionate about computers and learning how they work. After high school, he was a part time tree guy, part time computer geek. I guess he went full time doing tree work, but still keeps up with the coding world.
Our families have known each other for over a decade and have attended tons of events together. Five years later, and good ol’ Frankie is still the same!
I remember him telling me that he’ll always be interested in computers and will never give it up his dream of being one of the greats… I doubted him them, but don’t doubt him today. Sooner or later, he will be the next genius/inventor who changes the world for good and all because he works harder than anyone I know today, including myself.
We’ve had a couple of serious talks and moments, but all in all, it has been the biggest break I’ve had in the last 5 years. Frank is the kind of guy that you can have a very serious conversation with, talk about emotional stuff and even some issues you’re having in your life and simply shoot the sh*t.
Times like that is when you really get to appreciate your REAL friends. People like Frank who understand you.
Nowadays, we have too many FAKE friends, who hang out with you, laugh with you but aren’t there when you need them most. They on your side when you’re winning, but will quickly switch sides, when you’re in the loss.
I want to raise everyone’s awareness and have you check yourself… Are the people you spend you time with, there when nobody else is? Ask yourself next time you buddy Bob wants to go party…
In the world we live in today, there will definitely be bad times and you need good people on your side. It’s not easy finding FAKE friends, but is very hard finding REAL ones.
Be aware of who’s getting your time! That is all.