My mum often used to say, “It’s not what you know, but who you know”. For many years I never really understood what she meant by this as it didn’t seem to make sense to me.
As I grew up I began to realise the truth in my Mum’s statement, and sadly have come to realise that much of life is not about who we are as individuals, how loving, honest, trustworthy we are, but actually about who we know and who our friends are.
I can see many examples of this in my life and of those around me, and while it is common place it doesn’t make it right does it? It’s difficult and hurtful when we find it’s not what we know but who we know, and relationships that come about because of who we know, don’t really sound like relationships that will last, or ones that we should want.
Do these sound like relationships we should seek out?