A few days back, I sent a message to a few friends that caused much debate, – ‘it is only our parents I guess, who love us unconditionally. Rest all, value us only if we add some value to them’ My intention of that statement was – what is important? Existence? or Doing? ‘I think, therefore I am?’ or, is it, ‘I do, therefore I am?’
Consider friendship. Why did your friends gravitate towards you? For what? What value do you bring to the relationship? It could be simply be humour, or a listening trait that you have which they appreciate. Now, what if you don’t listen? What if you don’t crack any jokes? Will they still be your friends? By logic, no. You don’t bring anything to the table anymore. So, why would they still be happy having you around? Slowly the relationship would fade. So, am I, my actions? Or, should my existence be valued? irrespective of whether I act or don’t?