A Productive Rant about Friendship
Friendships are eternal, made up of bittersweet memories. Friends come and go, but a select few stick around. From the bunch of friends that you have, those select few hold a special place in your heart. They become your other half and in some instances, your better half. On your gloomy days, they share your pain and try to cheer you up with their silly jokes and antics.
On your happy days, they rejoice with you and feel proud of you, as if through you, they have won. Yes, there are fights and quarrels, but to all the positive memories that you have made together, a few negative memories seem small. Before a friendship built on love and trust can be formed, the two people need to connect, find common grounds, and deem each other worthy enough to call best friends.
Friendship goes deeper than love and any marriage, as chances of them standing on two opposite ends is less. There’s no divorce in friendship, just a few squabbles that two friends can overlook, unless the best friend stole his or her buddy’s true love. However, true friends will keep their hands off their best friend’s property. In order for a scenario such as this to even arise,—although we hope it doesn’t— two strangers need to meet, talk, laugh, and confidently say that they have found their long lost twin. Let’s look at a few things that will help them awaken “the lost twin” feelings:
- “OMG, that’s my favorite store to shop too!”
“Dude, your gaming moves are rad. I am a big fan!”
When two people meet for the first time and find that they share numerous common interests, they exhibit similar reactions. For the most part, this is often the favorite aspect of a flourishing friendship.
- “You had a troublesome childhood just like mine.”
When two people discover that they share a difficult past, it automatically bonds them. They will be at ease at knowing that there is someone else that can relate to their feelings, history, and difficult experiences.
- “Just like you, I can’t stand the sight of liars.”
When two people’s connection is based on shared values, an immediate liking towards each other is quick to take place. If the values differ, over time, the friends will find themselves on rocky grounds.
- “I will be there to give you my support when you need me the most.”
When one friend sees the other friend in turmoil and in need of help, they present themselves as their rescuer, helping them overcome any difficulty in their life. Their unwavering support is what sets them apart from all your other friends. If you are the only one stepping up to provide them with guidance, the friendship will fizzle out as soon as it began.
The Final Word
In short, a dependable and true friend will think of your happiness, making sure that nothing that they say fractures the bond. However, this doesn’t hold them back from telling you like it is, as they don’t want you to make a mistake that you will regret. They will put their friendship above all else, even them.
They will let you be your person and won’t try to change you or your principles. They will encourage you to perform to the best of your abilities, motivating you to go the extra mile. When you find them, you will never ever want to imagine losing them, as true friends are more expensive to attain than anything else.
A Selection of Friendship Quotes
“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” ~ Khalil Gibran
“True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.” – Author Unknown (Internet, probably)
“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” ~ Woodrow T. Wilson
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