What if I just don’t want any friends? What if I’m just tired of being around people? And at this point in my life, I’ve been through so many friendships, so many relationships where I always feel like I’m the one that’s giving more where I always feel like it ends up in some sort of betrayal, someone taking advantage of me. And at this point I’m just sick of people.
And it reminded me instantly of Hadith of the Prophet (pbuh) that the one who mixes with the people and encounters what naturally is some of the hardship that comes when you deal with people is better than the one who shuns the people and does not tolerate what comes from them, is not patient with the hardship that comes from them.
The Prophet (Pbuh) said, people are like a set of 100 camels, out of 100, you’ll only find one that’s good for a journey. And if you think about people, you can only rely on one person out of 100.
Prophet (pbuh) said when someone entrust you with something, then fulfill their trust. Don’t betray those who betray you, don’t act in like manner with people that act in a certain way with you.
We learn from the Prophet (pbuh), that don’t punish people with the pain that was inflicted on you and also lower your expectations in people as a whole and place your hopes in the reward of Allah (swt).