If I cocoon myself - enjoy life from the comfort of my 4 walls, doing things that I enjoy or that entertain me - and neglect making time for going out with friends, I will become less.
The interaction with others helps define who I am.
If I look at only people's faults and reason's why they are different than me and reasons why we wouldn't be the best of friends, I will miss out.
Loving people in spite of their challenges, issues or quirks makes me a deeper person.
If I tell myself that I don't need friends, I am lying to myself.
Friends are worth the effort.
If I never help in spite of it being an inconvenience, never grieve over someone else's sorrows, never offer myself as a possible solution, I am living only a fraction of the life I was given.
Helping makes my life fuller.
If I fail to see people as valuable, made lovingly by God and in his image, then I am disrespecting him.
I love God best by loving people.