Words of Wisdom:

"The reward of suffering is experience." - Papyrus

On Friendship

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 06:02 AM
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Fragile creatures are we humans. After all what is needed to get us hurt? A faint laugh of ridicule…a harsh word…a smile not returned. Often do we fall down during our journey. Often do we get hurt. Most often we dust ourselves off and start again. A true friend, according to me, is someone who gives us a helping hand to get us back on our feet, pats off the dust from our back and revitalizes us for the journey ahead.



The world we live in is not as simple as it seems, nor is the millions of emotions that pass thru our minds every instant, what remains…what is perceived by us are not the tiny spots of black and white but the whole picture. No one is perfect. But sometimes these very imperfections are what make friends closer. These are the very black spots that make the picture beautiful. A friend is not necessarily the best person around, but they are those around whom we are the best. We don’t really choose our friends, we just fall into company. We may know a lot of people, but there are indeed few around whom we are really comfortable. They needn’t be the most entertaining, or the most compassionate person. They needn’t even be of the same age group. Sometimes friendship really is a means of escape. An escape from the problems at work or at home. An escape from the harsh, inescapable realities that hound our daily lives. A chilled beer with a group of really old, close friends will do more good at times like these than any advice or words of sympathy.



There are two kinds of friends-the present ones and the old ones. The present friends are those with whom we interact on a day to day basis. We often depend on them for help with our problems and help them with theirs. They are those with whom we spend most of our time with. They have a great influence on our behavior and our outlook towards society and our lives. Occasionally fights do tend to occur between even close friends. There is nothing like...

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