Since the moment we are born, we are constantly developing a relationship, which has consequences. Our relationship begins with the Earth. Regardless how we partake in the natural relationship, there are negative affects of an imbalance of using the natural resources. This was shown through our reading of the “The Daodejing of Laozi”. After birth, the creation of a relationship continues to our family. According to Freud, it is innate that incest-like thoughts were being suppressed. According to society, incest is a negative aspect and is looked down upon. Our placement in our family is either a positive one or a negative one. It is dependent on our ability to give something to the family. In Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”, a lack of a son’s ability to provide financial stability to the family is shunned. As we continue on life’s journey, we develop friendships. Like the friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu, they remain strong friends despite their differences. But, once one dies, it ends the friendship, and it becomes hard to be without that person. This is also shown through the relationship of a significant other. Dedicating one’s life to a lover, like Candide did towards Cunegonde caused him to be really upset when he learned Cunegonde died. Death has caused an end to these relationships. Lastly, a vital relationship one needs to have is with himself. It takes sometimes-drastic adventures, such as war in “The Yellow Birds”, for one to learn things about himself and life. Throughout life, we are creating and destroying relationships. What is important is maintaining the truest relationships.