Hey people!Let’s talk a bit today shall we?
What do you define as friendship? What qualifies someone being described as a good friend in your books and what disqualifies them?
These are important questions, not just because today is #NationalBestFriendDay but because friendships are key to sanity.
Let me let you guys in on something personal: growing up, I moved schools a whole lot, and not just intercity but inter-continent and so by way of protection I mentally vowed not to make real friends because of the pain I felt when I had to move away from my best friend all the way back when I was at my first primary school. So from then on, I told myself I’ll just have acquaintances and avoid ever going through that pain again. Believe it or not it lasted quite a while and truly, I was safe from heartbreak but I was also “safe” from the joys of friendship. I was pretty lonely, even though on the surface I had lots of people surrounding me and thousands of Facebook friends – it wasn’t the same as having a real friendship. I’d write my emotions in my journal/diary – though this really helped my writing skills – but the diary didn’t give advice, the diary didn’t wipe my tears and the diary didn’t come with a shoulder to lean on.
These are just a few functions of friends, friends have so many duties; your friends tell you candidly but lovingly when you’re making a mistake or when they spot a correctable flaw because true friends want the best for each other, true friends want to see each other succeed in all ramifications of their lives.
So who’s your best friend and why is that person your best friend? I actually want to know so please comment below!
Happy #NationalBestFriendDay people : )
(If you’re wondering if I’ve changed now, yes I have and I now have a best friend called Ebi Ashidi.)