Contrary to popular belief the key to a successful relationship is not shutting up, making sandwiches and providing sexual relations at will. Although these things are important in providing temporary surface level happiness, if you plan on sticking with someone for the long haul you’ve got to get a little deeper than ham and cheese on rye and frequent acts of fellatio. It seems the key to successful relationships is a little something called self sacrifice and the balance of give and take. Shocking to many of you I know, but trust me-it works. If you want to keep that special sandwich maker in your life, you need to give a little-to get a little.
This applies to all kinds of relationships-not just the ones that consist of slapping some meat and special sauce between buns. It also applies to friendships and work realtionships. Let’s take Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo as an example. There’s been plenty of talk amongst the MMA community about Frankie dropping down to featherweight to face the champ Jose Aldo. Frankie though, is not feeling this idea at all and has refused to entertain that kind of sacrifice. There’s nothing wrong with that. That’s his prerogative.
Jose Aldo on the other hand, has evaluated this situation and according to a recent talk with Sherdog.com, looks like he is willing to make a personal sacrifice in order to maintain a working relationship with Frankie Edgar:
“Edgar thinks he won against Henderson, so he really had to stay in his division and get the rematch. If he comes to featherweight, we’ll fight. Many people want to see it. Having Edgar, a former lightweight champion, would be amazing for the featherweight division, but if he doesn’t come down to 145 pounds, in the future, I’m going to have to move to lightweight.”
Frankie is happy with things how they are and doesn’t want them to change, but Jose is ready to take their relationship to the next level. Story of most of our lives. It’s like the conversation you have with your girlfriend every Saturday when she forces you to watch another “Say Yes to the Dress” marathon on TLC. [source]