Motivation: “Hello” could be enough
I spoke with an old friend on the phone today. He apologized for not calling me for awhile because as he explained he did not have good news to report.
I chastised him. It was good news to hear his voice. I didn’t care about his investment issues which seemed to consume him for the past two years. I cared about our friendship. I did not judge the quality of our conversations on the level of stress in his life or the return on his investments. I just wanted to connect with an old friend. To say hello, to tell him that I miss him, and I value our friendship.
“Hello” could be enough.