By Dwayne Phillips
A buddy is someone who is standing next to me whom I assume knows what they are doing. They are carrying me. Then I learn otherwise.
We all need a buddy. We all need someone standing next to us for support, advice, know how, etc.
One problem with having a buddy in many situations is that I assume that anyone standing next to me fulfills the definition and capabilities of this definition of a buddy. I sure am glad they are there with me. Otherwise, I would be lost. When something happens, they will know what to do.
Then I discover that the situation and the person standing next to me don’t fit my ideals. They don’t know what they are doing here and now.
What is worse, I learn that they have applied the definition of ”buddy” to me and are awaiting my knowledge to step forward and handle the situation.
We are both left standing next to each other waiting for the other to do something useful.
Yikes! This doesn’t work. Well, it shouldn’t work, but it does work the great majority of the time. Just having someone stand next to me facing the same direction I am facing makes all the difference for me. Just me standing next to the other person and facing the same direction they are facing makes all the difference for them.
I find it odd how this works. I find it ”odd-er” that this works a great majority of the time.
I must remember to bring a buddy with me and not wander away from that buddy.