Stop counting (start counting)

25th-hour

Stop counting how many Facebook friends you have.

Stop counting how many people follow you on Twitter.

Stop counting your LinkedIn connections.

Those numbers don’t matter.

I’m going to say it again, because it’s important. Those numbers don’t matter.

Start counting (how many) of those people you would start a business with.

Start counting (how many) of those people you would lend money to. Or borrow money from.

Start counting (how many) of those people would defend you in court.

Start counting (how many) of those people would come to your for business or personal advice.

Start counting (how many) of those people would let you crash on their couch. For a month.

Start counting (how many) of those people you would want at your wedding. Or your funeral.

192 (6)

4,367 (32)

459 (11)

In the very underrated Spike Lee Joint, 25th Hour, Edward Norton plays a former drug dealer about to be sent to prison. At his farewell party he delivers the following toast:

Champagne for my real friends. Real pain for my sham friends.

Stop counting sham friends. Start counting (real friends).

2 thoughts on “Stop counting (start counting)”

  1. Great movie and, shameful as it is, I didn’t realize 25th hour was a Spike Lee movie.

    By the way, I need a few thousand bucks. :)

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