ST. CROIX INSIGHTS

I Don’t Want to Share

BY BRETT ANDERSON/ST.CROIX ADVISORS, LLC

Here’s the thing. Generally, I don’t want to share—and neither does Joey in Friends, my favorite TV show. (I must admit it’s on every day in our household. That show helps keep me young at heart.)

In fact, everything I feel about sharing is all summed up in this great line from the show:

“Joey doesn’t share food.”

(If you’ve seen it, you know what I’m talking about. And if you haven’t, you really should.)

I may not always see myself in the settings and situations the characters on Friends find themselves in, but Joey’s philosophy on sharing is one theme I can definitely relate to. There are some things I just don’t want to share.

There are things you don’t want other people using or taking without your permission too, I bet, even if our lists look a little different. Yours might include the following (not listed in order of importance):

  • Your 25-year-old sweatshirt that’s falling apart
  • Your pillows and blanket
  • Your weekly allowance from your mom
  • Pizza
  • Dessert
  • The TV remote

This isn’t a comprehensive list, so feel free to mentally add your own items. In fact, go ahead and write it out on paper if it makes you feel better. (Don’t worry. You don’t have to share it with anyone.)

The bottom line is: sometimes we don’t want to share, and that’s just fine. The way I figure, you can have it when I’m gone!

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