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Transaction vs. Relationship

If you seek to add relationships to your work, the transactions will follow. Do it the other way around, and you may never get to the relationship part.

The same is true in life. If you seek to build relationships rather than transactions of interaction, discussion, or community, you'll find more than you set out for. 

Relationships aren't equal at the same time. There are seasons of give and seasons of take. Whether it's a family member, a partner, or a close friend, trying to keep score on who owes who what (I'm not talking about money) is exhausting and takes any kind of emotion or feeling out of the equation. 

When I'm in a relationship, I'm not interested in transacting. I'm interested in meaning, in community, in love, in friendship, and in belonging. 

Fewer transactions, more relationships. 

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