What’s the secret to living a happy, fulfilling life?
A year ago, I went to New York to visit my parents.
I was so excited for the opportunity to meet some of my old friends.
When I arrived at the park, I met the other park patrons, including a couple of guys in their 20s, who had just moved to the park.
They were just happy to have a friend.
It was the first time in years that I’d seen them.
They said, “We’re all in the park to hang out and talk about movies.”
They were excited about the park experience, but they were also excited about their new, new life.
They had no idea that they’d become a part of the park’s culture.
I asked them, “Why do you have friends here?”
And they said, they’re doing it because they love the park and they want to see it.
They just wanted to hang around and chat and enjoy the experience.
So why do you spend your free time doing stuff that doesn’t matter to you, like spending time with people who have no idea you exist?
I asked the guys if they were interested in joining me for a day of hiking.
They thought I was crazy to go on a hike alone.
I think I wanted to spend the day alone with them, but then they said they had to go back to the apartment to talk.
The next day, I told them, we have to stay in the apartment for a few more days.
The whole time, I was thinking, How can I not be able to get along with this couple?
And then I realized: We don’t have to go hiking alone.
We can do this together.
When you are surrounded by other people, you can make new friends.
And I was able to do that with my new friends and spend time with them.
When the couple arrived, we made a pact: We’d take care of each other.
But, as soon as they saw me, they were like, What’s going on?
I said, Why are you here?
We don’ think we’re gonna make friends.
I told the couple to get out of my apartment.
They didn’t want to leave.
They kept trying to get into my apartment, and they couldn’t get into it.
And then one of them said, I think you need to talk to me.
I started to tell him all the things that I’ve been saying, like, I’ve never been with a woman before.
And he kept trying.
He said, Can I talk to you about this?
I started saying, No.
He started to say, Can you talk to us about this, and I started yelling at him.
He was like, How dare you?
I told him, What do you mean you’re not going to talk about it?
And he said, Well, I just want to be with you.
And that was the beginning of the end of our friendship.
The following year, I found out that one of the two guys who was there was my brother-in-law, who is now a senior in high school.
When he came to visit me, he told me he wanted to come with me.
So, I took him up on his offer and I went with him to New Jersey to celebrate his birthday.
It turned out to be a great experience.
I had a great time and it made me realize that even though I don’t know him, I really have a lot of friends around me.
And it made the experience more rewarding for me.
If you’ve been in a relationship, what has been the biggest change that has happened in your relationship?
What do these guys mean to you?
For me, it was the realization that I can be happy without the love and commitment of someone else.
That’s something that I was never able to understand in the past.
Now, I can relate to someone and I can really feel them.
I can see their happiness, and it feels like I’m experiencing it with them because of them.
So the difference is: There’s now a greater awareness that you can be satisfied by your own happiness without someone else’s.
And my hope is that someday, I’ll have this same relationship.
If someone was there to tell me what I was missing, it would be like: What did you miss?
But if I’m not there to help, it’s like, Well then, what are you missing?
I know there are so many people who are missing in relationships, but I’m still so happy to be in a new relationship.
I’m so happy that I have people that I love and that I respect.
I want to say to them, We’re all still friends, and you’re still welcome.
But I think, I hope I can show them that there are people who really care about me.