We learn friendship from childhood when we are kids and carelessly play with other kids and share our toys. Modern society praises individualism, and friendships that can last today’s difficulties are hard to find. This is why it is crucial to keep them. Especially those who have been given the gift of being friends with people they knew from very young ages can furtherly appreciate the benefits of friendship in someone’s life. Let’s see what this magnificent gift is about.
- They offer support when we need it the most
Have you ever needed a shoulder to cry on? Who did you go to? Well, most people will not hesitate to admit it was their best buddies that offered their support when they were in need of a genuine relationship that would help them move on with their lives and look at the bright side of life. Besides, there is even the expression “That’s what friends are for,” meaning exactly those situations when friends help one another.
- They give the best advice
A good friend will give solid advice when we wonder what our next step should be. Friends do not try to manipulate us, and they don’t have a personal interest to push us to do things that are not good for us. They will also not lie to us to gain our love. On the contrary, if they have to become harsh, they will. The intention is what makes someone good or bad, and friends are on our side. Besides, a friend can be objective and not just based on their emotions as we would do if we were about to advise ourselves.
- We have a good time together
Pure friendship comes naturally. Two people get to know each other and start to spend time together. Sometimes, it would not be wild to say that friendship is like falling in love. People begin to like each other without any particular reason, and they simply enjoy their moments together; no hidden catch, no strings attached. The difference with friendship is that it tends to last longer, and it is quite unlikely to end up in tears. We also feel comfortable, and we don’t have anything to hide. In a spontaneous way, without having to force things, we experience joy and happiness when we are together and share experiences, secrets, and hobbies.
- Getting familiar with “unconditional love”
At the top of the pyramid of human relationships, there is friendship, and the reason is simple. In most interactions, there are things that offer us direct benefits. Yet, friendship gives us this type of love that is not strictly related to giving and receiving; it is the so-called unconditional love. Most relationships are unique types of alliances. Business partners depend on each other to see their businesses continue growing and thriving. Parents have in mind their kids’ best interests. Love partners have possessive expectations of one another. Our relatives? We don’t even have the chance to choose them, neither our children nor our parents. And if you think a mother’s love for her child is unconditional, think that parents get to learn much more stuff from their kids than the kids learn from their parents. On the other hand, friends simply coexist without having extraordinary things to expect from the other person. It is a unique bonding.
- They bring out the best in us
Due to the fact that they like us and we like them, the relationship is positive and always a win-win situation. Friends will make you feel good about yourself and say good words about you to common friends and to you as well. They will build up your confidence, encourage you to be yourself, do things that make you happy, and help you become a better person. As if that wasn’t enough, we also have the pleasure of giving things back. Takers are all over, but givers are hard to find, and it is a true blessing when we are given the opportunity to act as givers ourselves and spread happiness to the world.
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