I spent tonight hanging out with one of my friends who’s part of a circle of friends that is more than just friends. They’re a lesson in the art of being a friend. So as we were hanging out, we enjoyed the waning afternoon and aired our most immediate insecurities. Then we settled on to catch up on a few favored shows. Nothing much to say about that. You don’t do much when you’re watching a few shows. However, afterwards as I mused upon our conversation, I realized that my very insecurities about myself were a detriment to some of my friendships. For that insecurity had bred a form of envy. It now seems to me that, if you admire and envy and perhaps even feel insecure around a person with a quality you feel you lack, perhaps you should shore up that quality within yourself.