Meaningful relationships are hard work but worth it. Creating that close bond with even one individual can bring you personal contentment and growth. The process itself can help you become more self aware and self familiarized. I’ve posted about my best friend, Romain, in the past, so I’m going to tell you about something important that he and his co-founder are working on.
I do some startup advisory and consulting on the side and every so often Romain taps me to help him with product messaging or to analyze product features. Last night I helped him run a random survey. I set out to answer the following:
- Do people feel like they are getting the most out of their relationships?
- Do people feel like they are spending enough time with loved ones and close friends?
- Do people track how much time they spend with people who don’t bring them any positivity?
- Do people want more meaningful relationships?
Out of a random sample of a few dozen people the answer was unilaterally NO to the first 3 questions and YES for the last. It was an interesting conundrum (I really like that word…condundrum hee hee). Even with a higher sample I think there would be a high percentage of similar answers. On a personal aside, I feel like I can answer YES, NO, YES, YES.
The reason for the survey was to prove that it may be worth it, in our tech age, to build an application that can help with the pursuit of increasing the meaningful relationships in our lives. I personally feel that it is an imperative in our social media generation. Btw, the term “social media” has always been ironic to me. I think you can figure out why.
Romain has set out to tackle this modern day dilemma. I can’t talk about what he’s building right now, but I am excited for the final product. I’ll definitely be evangelizing about it in the future. My friendship with Romain is one of the most meaningful ones in my life and having him in my life makes me a better person. I wish you success and luck in your new endeavor my friend!
Do you feel like you have enough meaningful relationships in your life? Feel free to comment.