There was a wedding ceremony today. I saw and talked with several friends who I hadn't seen for a couple of years.
A female friend sent me a text message after the ceremony in which she said she wanted to talk with me more. I felt this is the greatest compliment that a man can be given in the world. A thought that there is someone who are interested in you and show the interest in such an explicit way can provide you with a world of self-confidence. I think this is true of all the people; at least, of those who make or intend to make their living by doing research.