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Leave alone having friends,is it necessary to have a best friend ?
Friendship entitles you to nothing.
Best friends don’t exist.
Some argue that there is no need at all !
They say friends are only meant for schools and colleges. After that the ‘reality’ of Life catches you and you will be wasting time in searching for a best friend since no such thing exists in real life.
It is even said you get respect from friends only if you have money to spend on them.They can even snatch your boy friend or girlfriend !
At one stage you may even wonder whether friends are a part of our lives !
What is the criteria you have, to call some body as your best friend ?
I give you certain criteria ( which you expect from a best friend ) and also explain why your friend always fails to have all these qualities.
1.Honesty– Though honesty is the best policy,you don’t find a single friend who is honest.Best friend is no exception.Remember Chanakya’s quote
” A person should not be too honest,straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.”
2.Empathy– No body has time or patience to understand and share the feelings you are undergoing.None care either.
“People will truly never understand something until it happens to them” unknown
3.Trust- trust comes into play when secrets have to be maintained.You and I know that things are not that easy and friends are tempted to take advantage of your weakness.Trust yourself and live alone.
“Don’t trust anyone blindly.Most people you meet with are with you only for their own sake and interest” unknown
4. Helpfulness-this is a myth.Remember in the hierarchy of relationships,friendship is at the bottom.Priority of helping goes to your parents,children and relatives.Remember your friend can not always help you.
“We never lose friends.We simply learn who the real ones are” unknown
5.Telepathy-It is said that best friends can read your mind before you start telling. This is humbug.It’s a fact that Your own kith and kin never understand you properly,from where your friend can prior assess what is in your mind !!
“Blind man in a dark room looking for black cat that is not there”. Thomas A Harris
6.Comforting- This again mere waste of time.None can comfort you irrespective of the situation you are in,since you alone have to comfort yourself at the end.
“Friends comfort you with comforting words.Best friends comfort you with comforting words too in a sarcasm way” unknown
7.Memories– Recollecting the best part of your memories with your best friend only makes you cry further !
“Sometimes the best memories are sad because you know they will never happen again.” unknown
8.Not judgmental -Human tendency is to be judgmental and you get a best friend based on his/her judgement about you.Then how can you expect your best friend be not judgmental at all ?
“We are very good lawyers for our own mistakes,but very good judges for the mistakes of others”. Unknown
O.K. What does it feel like not to have a best friend ?
- One has a breathing space.
- One is at liberty.
- The pleasure of being introvert is unique.
- No need to share your details/secrets .
- No drama.
- Save lot of money from partying etc.
- You are safe from wrong advises the friend gives.
- No fighting,arguing or back stabbing.
- No depression,dejection or disappointments.No need to deal with others judgment,stupidity,demands and expectations.
- It helps you to know about yourself better.
- Opportunity to develop spirituality.
I can go on….
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