As some might know ancient Buddhist believe that "attachment is the root of all suffering" and that we must never grow attached to anything.
I live part of my life by this quote because when it comes to my friendships (platonic or otherwise) I never let myself get attached; I may love my friends to death and have a great time whenever I'm with them but I never get attached/ dependent/ reliant on them.
Some of my family thinks it's bad to live this way but I feel the opposite, how do I better explain it so they understand?
Most Helpful Guy
People who feel needs just can't understand people who don't have them. They think you must be dead inside and you can't make them see that really you are blissfully free.
Ask them to imagine not needing food, never being hungry. You still enjoy food as much as anybody, maybe more but you no longer need it. Would that be taking something from you or would it be a gift? Would it make you free?0
Most Helpful Girl
You explained it the way it is. I partly agree with your family, though. If you're not attached to someone... will you care if they disappear from your life? If you don't, do they really matter, and how can that be a strong love?
I understand not getting attached to material things, but people? We're all inter-dependent and rely on each other in some ways, that's how we build and sustain communities. If you're outside of that, that seems lonely.0