Go To Where You Are Celebrated And Wanted

Darrin Atkins
3 min readSep 14, 2023

Find the jobs and friendships where people want you around and need you

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“Go to where you are celebrated and not to where you are tolerated."

I saw that written down somewhere recently and it hit me, in light of personal events in my life.

In life, it’s easy to get lost in the daily requirements of existence, like the job and bills, the kids and schooling, and the chore of grocery shopping too. But what about the fun in life?

It’s not easy as an adult to find new friendships that can help sustain you in difficult times. It can be challenging to locate new groups that you find interesting. But it is so very important for our survival.

Fun Places for You

Seek out the things you enjoy. Find places that bring happiness and joy into your life.

Here are some ideas:

  • The local bar. If you like a nice cold one around people who like having you around, then spend some time at the nearby tavern. Drink responsibility, of course, and have fun.
  • Yoga group. Many of us look forward to yoga and that is a wonderful place to meet new friends.
  • Local gym or fitness center. It’s easy enough to make me friends wherever you exercise.



Darrin Atkins

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