There are certain “laws of attraction” that we can invoke as tools to help us establish friendships. One of these is the “law of similarity.”
In a culture that often idolizes diversity, it is the commonality that often builds the strongest relationships. What is the “law of similarity” and how can we use it effectively?
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“Law of Similarity” Show Notes
There are many different “Laws of Attraction.” In this episode we talk about the “Law of Similarity.” In this law, we seek to find “common ground” with the other person. What things do we have in common? What are similar passions?
Though you can’t be selfless all the time, being selfless is an important part of being a good friend. Accommodate your friend’s wishes whenever you can, provided this is done in a balanced way. Reciprocate his or her acts of kindness with caring deeds of your own, and your friendship will be strengthened. If you get a reputation for being selfish and only being around your friends when you need some help, then people will know you’re not looking out for them.
- Do a favor for your friend just out of the goodness of your heart, not because you want something in return.
- There’s a difference between being selfless at the right time and letting people walk all over you. If you feel like you’re always helping your friends and get nothing back, then you may have a problem.
- Don’t abuse generosity or wear out your welcome. When your friend does something nice for you, reciprocate quickly. Pay back money you borrow promptly. Go home when it seems like the time is right.
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