Quality takes enormous precedence in the realm of satisfaction.
When I think of quality, and the means by which I expect it, I think of people.
The premise itself is solid. We’ve all heard our father’s rattle off the old saying, “keep your standards high”. Although we may roll our eyes at the sound of these words, they inevitably ring true.
Such logic is not exactly new-found. The first President of the United States, Mr. George Washington himself, once stated, “be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well-tried before you give them your confidence”.
I suppose as I grow older, the validity of this statement only sinks deeper. At one time, I was largely preoccupied with the notion of salvaging friendships where the negative outweighed the positive, simply for the sake of maintenance. I thought this made me a good person. I thought it made me happy.
Through experience, I’ve come to no longer believe in allocating time to those who would not do the same for others; whose intentions are less than good; moreover, whose quality of character are far from deserving of a slot in this heart of mine.
I’ll always believe in exercising courtesy to all.
And I’ll stick to allowing time to assist me in identifying the ones worth holding onto.
And although as the years pass, these folks will inevitably undergo growth and change; I rest assured, for quality stands the test of time.