An Interpretation of True Friendship

True friends are not people who you contact out of obligation or compulsion; they’re the people that you call out of necessity.

They’re the ones who you’d never think to engage in niceties or formalities with, because it would be an insult to your friendship.

True friends flash into your mind during random intervals of the day. People that you have shared countless memories with and whose presence makes you feel at home wherever you are.

These are the people who can detect a change in your mood or the beginnings of a cold/flu from the tiniest, humanly indiscernible, change in the tone of your voice.

Such true friends are also expert wind-up merchants, who incessantly tease you and know just how to get under your skin. Yet once your back is turned, they’re your biggest supporters and will defend you till the end.

They’re the people who brainstorm ideas all night long when you ask for their help, because they genuinely care for you. Such friends are the ones that you can rely on to give their honest opinion, regardless of whether you like it or not.

And they know you a lot better than you give them credit for sometimes.

Your conversations cover all topics, both serious and senseless, so one thing is for sure, you know that you’ll never run out of things to talk about.

Issues of selfishness, pride and judgement do not exist within such friendships. These people allow you to be yourself… no filter necessary.

Because bonds like these are easy as pie; they require no effort and so you wouldn’t trade them for anything.

And yet you would do anything for them. If they’d had a tough day you’d even go as far as to sacrifice your LAST red/purple Rowntree’s Fruit Pastille or the remaining Cadbury’s Chocolate Finger in the packet, just for them!

You only get a handful of such true friends in a lifetime. And to be able to say that you know even one person who matches my description means that you are truly blessed and must be a pretty amazing person yourself too 🙂

10 replies

  1. I agree with you on all of these points. True friends are also those who you can “not” talk to for years, and then, one day, you pick up the phone and your both pick up where you last left off.

  2. Very apt description of true friendship.I had a childhood friend like that, and then life happened and we drifted apart. We used to finish each other’s sentences, like the same things, have similar crazy streaks, talked uncannily similar (loud, fast and incomprehensible by anyone outside the two of us, so much that my father called us 2 feisty Italians) and most importantly shared similar values and principles.We never judged each other, but were always frank with each other, no competition whatsoever amongst us, as we would genuinely be happy for each other’s achievements.We tried to rekindle the friendship last year, we still talk from time to time, but it’s a slow process and it’s proving difficult if not impossible to get back to where we were 15 years ago.And the fact that we live about 500km apart is not helping either, but deep down I know she will remain one of my greatest and biggest loves.I miss her dearly.

  3. That sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime kind of friendship! You should definitely cherish the memories that you shared together and be grateful for coming into one anothers’ lives and who knows, maybe over time, you’ll be able to get back to the bond that you once had… good luck 🙂

  4. i am also agree with this points..i have also publish related not so similar but the topic was friendship….it is a great post. the viewers of wordpress who give more importance to friends will like……..

  5. This was a fantastic summary of how to be a good friend and defining friendship! It is truly lucky, as you said, to have a handful of good friends. I have mainly five close friends and about 3 that I could count on, in an emergency. I like what you said, in a simple way, about sharing your candy, as one that I have not thought of, but now will remember for quite awhile. Good friends share their candy! Smiles, Robin

    • I’m glad that you enjoyed the post Robin. I think that when you’re able to willingly give away your favourite candy to someone (without crying whilst doing so) that means that they’re a TRUE friend and you’re extremely lucky to have them and vice versa! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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