"Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?"
- Thomas Jefferson
About this Quote
This quote by Thomas Jefferson speaks to the concept that all of us have our own struggles and misfortunes to handle, so why should we take on the struggles of others? Friendship is a bond in between two individuals, however it should not be a problem. We should exist to support our good friends, but not to the point where we are handling their problems as our own. We should be there to listen and use recommendations, but not to the point where we are taking on their concerns. Friendship must be a source of pleasure and comfort, not a source of tension and concern. We ought to be there to help our pals, but not to the point where we are compromising our own wellness.