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Delphic Maxim of the Week 6/12
Φιλίαν φύλαττε | Guard friendship
This week’s Delphic Maxim is Φιλίαν φύλαττε, Guard friendship.
“Friendship is one of the greatest gifts in life, so guard and protect it, do not neglect it, or it falls away; do not let a short term temper destroy it all. All people have their own weaknesses, and you are not free of that either. Knowing that, learn to accept your friends, even if some habits of them may be annoying. You have your issues just the same. Keeping a friendship alive requires work, compromise and attention. If you neglect your friends, you do not need to wonder, if at some point they walk away. Some people love their friends, but never call back, or show much interest in them. If you treat friends with so one-sided lack if interest, they will someday no longer be your friends. Show them though the small gestures you are interested in hearing from them.”