“The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.”
Relationships deteriorate when actions become motivated by self-seeking ambition; everything invested necessitates a particular profit or return. Things done on someone’s behalf must garner a certain amount of adulation. They must know how far we’ve stretched and how high we’ve reached. They begin to incur relational debt and that becomes burdensome. There is a lack of genuine good will to see someone else bud, grow, and flourish. But their success is not an impediment to yours nor are your efforts invalidated when you don’t receive some form of compensation. Rather, it is an educational experience. We continue to learn patience and value. We align ourselves with each other because of mutual interest and benefit. Be happy to see others happy. Your time will surely come.
There is enough room on the stage.