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Vulnerability & Relationships: Two Sides of The Same Coin 

Does there always have to be an us and them? Will there ever be a moment when we are all on the same team? Should we dare to imagine that this day will ever come? 

Close your eyes and contemplate the meaningful moments in your life. An experience that gave you a profound sense of fulfillment. 

It will almost always involve one person adding genuine value to the well-being of someone in need. 

It is the moment when two people acknowledge both their strengths and weaknesses, and connect as givers and receivers. 

Despite this, there are many obstacles to establishing these healthy partnerships. 

Are we fully aware of our weaknesses and limitations, for instance? Do we truly comprehend our strengths and, consequently, our obligations? 

Can we accurately assess both the strengths and weaknesses of others? How can we initiate the process of overcoming our biases and deep-rooted insecurities? 

According to the mystics, our creator purposefully designed the world to be incomplete. From the smallest subatomic component of an atom to the wisest of all men, we all have a fundamental deficiency.

In order for us to become complete, we all need others. This is why friendship is considered not just an enhancement of life, but life itself. 

The opposite is equally true. 

At the root of all evil is the belief that man was designed to be self-sufficient. That we should aspire to a state of existence where we need no outside help to satisfy our basic needs. 

Nothing can be more harmful. Not only to society as a whole, but also to the very fabric of every type of relationship.

Can one be truly close to someone if they don't need them?  Or can anyone be close to you, if they don't need you? 

Friendship necessitates being vulnerable. There are no other options available.

Only those who've experienced true friendship know it's a price well worth paying. 


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