“FRIENDSHIP” is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. When I think about friendship, a beautiful poem by RACHEL ELLIS comes into my mind.
When we first talked to each other
I knew we would always be friends.
Our friendship has kept on growing
And I’ll be here for you to the end.
You listen when I have a problem
And help dry the tears from my face.
You take away my sorrow
And put happiness in its place.
We can’t forget the fun we’ve had
Laughing ’til our faces turn blue.
Talking of things only we find funny
People think we’re insane-If they only knew!
I guess this is my way of saying thanks
For catching me when I fall.
Thanks once again for being such a good friend
And being here with me through it all.
There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will. So when we choose a friend we should be aware and think whether she will be a good friend. In order to make a friend never go on the looks of the person or the status of that person, see how his attitude is and the way he thinks. Each and every friend you make will have some negative point also, you can’t find MR. Perfect/MISS perfect. So when you say that he/she is your friend you should have that confidence that yes he/she is. Some people try to make friends who only belong to the upper class that’s wrong because you never know if that person might hurt you in the future. So choose friends wisely.
5 WAYS TO PICK BETTER FRIENDS:
1) Change whom you hang around with :–
You have different friends for different parts of your life. If you have moved into a phase of life where you’re determined to set your own course, find people who can help you, visualize how your future will look like. Like it or not, you become similar to the friends you hang out with. Your associations have a lot to do with where you’re at in every area of your life. Your friends are going to influence your behavior, so why not pick ones who will be a positive influence?
2) Establish a benchmark test for better friends: –
Ask yourself whether spending time with this person will lift you up or drag you down? Will spending time with this person help you to become your best self? Will you be happier after spending time with this person? Will this person help you achieve your most important goals? If not, find friends who will.
3) List five people who can achieve your dreams and goals:-
Make a list of people whom you trust to listen to you attentively and tell them about your dreams and goals. Sharing details of your life creates trust, and if you don’t feel you can trust a person with the most vulnerable part of yourself – your dream – find regularly.
4) Create your own Advisory Board:-
Identify a group of friends who can help nourish the best in you. Meet with them regularly. Advisory Boards are made up of people who will lift you up, challenge, inspire, and hold you accountable.
5) Find a mentor:-
Have you ever talked with someone who thought you could accomplish more than you thought you could? Who gave you permission to follow your dreams? Who saw more in you than you saw in yourself? This is exactly the kind of person who would make a great mentor and encourage you to move toward your goals.
So when you choose a friend be careful.