I think that each of us should be friends with a few people that energize and inspire us. A friend who helps you come alive, helps you reset, helps you redirect, helps accelerate you. I will call these friends a “life crush” for lack of a better term - someone who you platonically crush on for life. You can speak about things with your life crushes in ways that you can’t speak to anyone else because you think differently around them than you do when you’re with anyone else. Even between the years the relationship is fresh and revitalizing; even when distance and circumstance are such that you see your life crush only every several years. I am grateful to crush on many people – both men and women – that inspire me and bring me to life.
Jumping back a paragraph… artists in the impressionist era and other areas drew inspiration from their life crushes and shared perspectives that helped them form revolutionary beliefs and ideas.
We live what we believe.