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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 106

The more you put out, the more you get back

This is so simple I don’t understand why I’m writing it. Except that I meet a depressing number of people who don’t seem to have grasped it.

I know this chap who is really gregarious and always has loads of friends. He somehow finds time for them all, and manages to make them all feel special. When they’re in trouble, he’s always there for them. I don’t know how he finds the time because he’s a working family man. But he always does.* He’s a good listener and he’s very good at making endless cups of tea and handing round biscuits. He even finds time to raise money for local charities too.

A while back my friend went through a really bad patch. His mother died and he lost his job at about ...

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