So, this is something I used to believe in quite fervently. I've always viewed close friends as being part of "my tribe", the family you make for yourself. I think people are a lot more primal than we like to believe, and always believed that people on the same wave-length as you could come together, and really have each others' backs.
Now, though... I'm not so sure.
It's no surprise that people are inherently selfish -- it's part of what drives us to improve ourselves -- but over the past years, I've dealt with a lot of broken trust issues. People you thought were there for you, but really weren't. My "tribe" feels like it's eroded to the point that we're all just acquaintances that use each other.
Is this idea, that a group of guys would look out for each other and build each other up, just a naive dream? Or do you think that's something that is still possible, or at least worth pursuing? Or does every man just have to build himself up and expect to be a one-man show for the rest of his life?
Is camaraderie dead?