“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” C.S. Lewis
Every time I read anything from C.S. Lewis, I’m almost always taken aback at how profound of a man he was. I’ve come across this quote more times than I can count, yet while reading it today, it resonated deeply with me. Can we survive without friends? Can we live life without experiencing deep interactions with other human beings? Sure, but what kind of existence would that be? In my experience, living a life that is devoid of these interactions has been, for lack of better words, miserable. Don’t take for granted the people who are closest to you. Like Lewis said, they add value to your survival during your time on this earth.