I had the occasion once to watch intently a local soap opera being aired on a local station. The theme of the show had everything to do with an array of problems the society at large faces.
That day, particularly, the host was drawning upon a girl in her late teenage years who had been madly in love with a guy few years older than her. Among a myraid of issues that were discussed, one that overwhelmed me was the advice the host gave to the girl. It was something to the effect of, “Remember, never, ever, betray and forget, or be willing to, your blood relations for a person who is, no matter how much you know, still a stranger.”
That single piece of advice has made its way into that part of my mind from where it spouts up every once in a while and reinforces the point it carries. In light of what has been happening with my personal life, if twisted and turned a bit, that piece of advice fits perfectly. I keep reminding myself, “Never, ever, betray and forget your family for a person who is, no matter how much you know, still a stranger.”
Prioritise your things wisely!