Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which gave value to survival.
I haven't even started my trip to Japan yet (Jan 31), and I've already decided to end it earlier than I had planned. Traditionally, this would feel like a stupid decision for me.
I'm used to focusing on breadth, doing as many things as I can, jamming as many things into a small period of time as possible
I've dreamed of living in Tokyo and I really looked forward to the possibility of seeing the Cherry Blossoms in Japan in April
Now, I'm leaving Japan March 20th.
During Time On, I've been thinking a lot about how I should allocate or reallocate my time. For years, I've travelled endlessly (and lived in multiple cities) sacrificing great moments with some of my closest friends for new moments with new people. I look back and am truly happy about the incredible and rich experiences I've had. I've focused on breadth - and its been at the expense of developing further depth with my existing network.
I want to try and flip those priorities. I want to take a different path.
On March 20th, I'm heading to a friends wedding in California, with a great number of my closest friends. This time, I won't be missing this opportunity to have deep and rich memories with my oldest friends.