Dale Carnegie’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People appeared years before Mark Zuckerberg elevated the importance of acquiring friends on Facebook. Yet, most healthy people realize that collecting “friends” only to further your own interests or in a fake world has nothing in common with establishing authentic relationships.
Let’s see if we can get an insight into real relationships through an unexpected Biblical connection:
And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field
and every bird of the air and brought them to Adam
to see what he would call them…
God brought Adam two categories of creatures (i) every beast of the field; (ii) every bird of the air.