Should we also invest in relationships?In life, we tend to invest in two things, money investment and investing in relationships. Money investment is a must to secure our future but what about relationships? Should we also invest in new relationships with people apart from our family members like friends, relative, colleagues, neighbours etc so that they can be of help in future? Each of the financial investments like fixed deposit, stocks, life insurance gives us different returns and have different features and so is the case with relationships. It would be interesting to draw the comparison between the two.
There are some financial investments like fixed deposits which are completely dependable and give us assured returns though not very high. Similarly, there are some relations which are very reliable like fixed deposits. You invest in them and you can be assured that they will give help during your time of need.
On the other hand, there are some investments which are risk-prone like stocks and mutual funds and are not dependable. You can get high returns out of them but there is also a risk of losing the money. Few relations also are like above, you cannot rely on them completely that they will come to your help. It may be or may not be. Sometimes they can become a source of trouble also.
For some financial investments like life insurance, we pay yearly premiums to keep it in force and moment we stop paying the premium it lapses. Similarly, there are some relations which once established need to be kept refreshed. You need to keep in touch periodically to make sure that it is going well. If you forget after making a relationship and then get back to them after years for help they may have lapsed.
With future unpredictable, I feel it is always wise to invest in both of them so that we can reap benefits out of them in future.