You’ve probably heard the saying that blood is thicker than water. We use it when trying to explain how we should stay close to family.
However, do you know the original version of the saying? It goes: ‘The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.’ This completely changes how we view it. Now the meaning is that the tie between two people who’ve made a commitment to one another is stronger than those who just share common lineage.
This will always be true. Our best relationships are formed when we commit our best selves to others – through our thoughts, actions and behaviours. These are the relationships we believe in and work on.
Are you building these types of relationships?
On a side note, the saying ‘Curiosity killed the cat’ was originally ‘Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.’ So, don’t be afraid to go out there, be curious and learn something new.
A Team Human Conversation
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Give an example of a strong relationship and a weak relationship in your life
What’s the difference between the two?
How can you transform a weak relationship into a strong one?