This post will be the first of the "Help a Sister Out" series. I hope the questions that I come across in my everyday life can be answered and can help some of you guys too.
Recently, my friend told me that she felt that I used her and other people. I was hurt by her statement because I don't want people to think the only reason we're friends is because I'm using them.
I don't feel like I'm using people. I just like to make connections with people and form networks- which I feel is a good skill to learn in college. If they are able to help me in some way that's cool, and if I can help them out that's cool too.
I just want to know when is it considered using people and when it is considered forming connections and networks with people. Is using someone and forming connections/networks the same thing. Is one bad and one good? In a way are they the same thing? Can one happen without the other?