I was reading the Bill Murray article in this month’s Esquire and as always, Bill entertains with his eclectic views and approach to life.
I found his point on work and friendship not unlike my own:
BM: When I work, my first relationship with people is professional. There are people who want to be your friend right away. I say “We’re not gonna be friends until we get this done. If we don’t get this done, we’re never going to be friends, because if we don’t get the job done, then the one thing we did together we failed.” People confuse friendship and relaxation. It’s incredibly important to be relaxed – you don’t have a chance if you’re not relaxed.
A lot of my current friends are work colleagues – after the job is done. Those shared experiences create bonds.