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“Your mind can be your enemy or friend.
If you always follow your heart, your mind will feel neglected.
If you follow only your mind, your heart will never forgive you.
Never ignore your conscience, yet always be conscious of reason.
Make your heart and mind friends and you will have peace of mind throughout life’s seasons.”
Is it possible to maintain a good relationship between your mind and your heart?
“The difference between your mind and heart,
Your mind tells you what is smart and
Your heart tells you what you are going to do anyway” Unknown
This clearly tells you that if you follow your heart you lose your mind!
And if you follow your mind, your heart goes into attack mode!
“Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart, rather than a piece of our mind” Unknown
“The struggle between what my mind wants to focus, what my heart is feeling and what my soul is going through is unexplained” Sajida Sheik
All of us are sailing in the same boat!
So just relax and do breathing exercises.
Don’t confuse your mind with these complicated thoughts and thus stress your heart! ❤
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‘Friends are like beautiful flowers in the Garden of Life“ Unknown
Can you equate friends and flowers and that too with your life?
If you feel this quote is correct, tell me why you think so.
“Just because they hang around you and laugh with you does not mean they are your friend. People pretend well. At the end of the day, real situations exposé the fake people. So pay attention” Unknown
“Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends & Family” Unknown
It depends on you and your intensity of selfishness.
If you want to be selfish, continue your so called ‘friendship forever’!
“I have many friends who are selfish. So I rather prefer to stay alone because loneliness is better than a loveless friendship” Annu
“Nobody is against us. Everybody is just for themselves, hence Selfish” Unknown
I am not sure…as to why you are bringing the topic of ‘love’ when we are discussing ‘friendship’
My friend ‘Love’ is always a confusing word because it’s complicated and there are varieties of love and millions of ways of love and thousands of meanings… one can shower love for known or unknown reasons.
And there is no such thing as ‘true love’
Love is spontaneous but stays for a short time.
Friends can be loving to each other, or love each other but selfishness plays a major role.
Whatever anybody does to others is not out of love but from a selfish angle, and this is the truth.
Even a mother is not able to share her love equally with her children!
I know you are aghast and not willing to accept.
You may claim there are exceptions to the rule.
That is OK. All thoughts and feelings are respected.
Everybody behaves and talks as if they love each other forever and this reminds one of ‘fairy tales’ which is just a temporary feel-good factor.
It all boils down to… give and take policy, which may not be overt but with subtle behavioural patterns & hints.
This give & take policy, I call ‘balanced love’ and let us be frank in accepting this so that our life is smoother.
Sure my friend.
I know still, you are not convinced.
No, read this quote from Chanakya, an ancient Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist & Royal adviser.
“There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interest. This is a bitter truth“
An excellent question my friend.
Appreciate you very much.
I can explain.
“It works. And it creates the bonds that are as strong, if not stronger because these are not people you are judging by looks, by money or by status.
These people are people you have met because of their personalities, their fandoms, their likes, their interests, their standpoints, their viewpoints and the talents that people in their ‘real lives’ never appreciated “ TheMindsJournal
“I told God to protect me from my enemies and I started losing my friends” Unknown
If you find time check my other post – ‘Is friendships is a fraud?’
Please share your thoughts on friendship and whether you were hurt because of the friendship or you got ruined by the friendship or you still admire your old & new friends.
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I understand that Facebook allows you to have up to 5000 friends.
FB Pages can have more than 500 fans.
What about Twitter?
How many follow one can have?
Each account can follow up to 400 accounts per day.
In WP there is no cap on the followers.
Yes, my friends.
I am interested to know how many friends/followers daily one can interact with?
Are you able to fulfil your obligations?
Are you serious with ranking, statistics and the number of views?
If you are into business…that is an entirely different proposition.
In general how many friends we need in our life?
“Remember you don’t need a certain number of friends,
Just a number of friends you can be certain of” Unknown
Why it’s so?
Are weekends better than weekdays?
But strangely for Americans, working weekends has become the norm. Source-Enterprise rent-a-car
It’s is said without weekend holidays, routine work throughout can take a toll on your moods, your thoughts and your energy.
“Honestly I never really understood the glorification of Fridays & Weekends. I don’t want to build a life and career, where I spend five days a week waiting for the weekend.
No! I want to enjoy my life, and don’t wish any weekday away. I want each day to matter to me, in some way, even if it’s a small tiny way.
I love my life. Everyday.
That’s is the spirit we should convey all around us” Akilnathan Logeswaran
I can give a solution.
“Weekends don’t count, unless you spend them doing something completely pointless” Bill Watterson
Do you really need weekends?
Are you not wasting your hard-earned money, time and even energy for a false sense of happiness & joy?
Still, if you wish to spend weekends, why not with your family?
I can understand if you don’t have a family.
But still, is it worth spending time with friends or unknown people?
“It’s better to be yourself and have no friends, than to be like your friends and have no self” Unknown
“Mirror is my best friend, because when I cry it never laughs”. Charlie Chaplin
Lucky are the ones who claim, they have the best friends in this world.
But Chanakya (The ancient Indian philosopher, economist, jurist & royal advisor) has a different view.
“There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.”
Do you agree?
If you don’t agree what is the reason?
Please share your thoughts.
This lady seems to enjoy her moments with this pet, I don’t know the name of the breed but I noticed from the pet’s expression that, it’s excited about being with its master.
“There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money” Benjamin Franklin
Regarding the above quote, I can understand the mention of an old wife and an old dog……but money being a faithful friend…I don’t know what exactly he wants to convey.
Maybe the readers can help me understand better.
“A dog will teach you, unconditional love. If you have that in your life, things won’t be too hard” Robert Wagner
“When you feel that every person in this world has deserted you,
You are never truly alone,
I am still there for you
Take a moment, right here, right now,
and thank them for that
No matter how bad your day is,
there is always a happy face
waiting for you
to get home”. Unknown
If you can’t love a dog like a family member, don’t get one because they only know how to look at you as a pack member. And to them that is family.
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Friendship is said to be one of the best things to happen in ones life.
Every time you think of your friends, you remember the saying ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’
There are many similar quotes & sayings about worthiness of being a Friend & how to maintain the friendship etc and the BFF philosophy.
Some even said friends are an extended family.
Do you really think friendship lasts life long ?
But what actually happens ?
Well…….We all have two worlds….Dream world & Real world.
“Death is possible any time,
Love is possible some time,
Marriage is possible one time,
But real friend like you is possible once in a life time.” Unknown
Exaggeration at its peak ! Take it easy.
The truth is
“I didn’t lose a friend.I just realized I never had one” Unknown
It’s hard to find a genuine friend in this world.Mark my word.
Why don’t you realize that friendship changes from time to time and year to year ? Best friends you had previous year may not be the same this year.
The best friend you have this year won’t be true friend in real sense.
The so called bond between the friends too changes in intensity as times flies.Friends owe you nothing.All of them are judgmental.
Then why you feel bad if you don’t have a permanent friend ?
You are better off as an introvert rather than disappointed and getting depressed and pondering what went wrong by whom,who broke the friendship first etc. etc.
Majority of your friends ignore your view point.Your friends make use of you to the extent you are useful to them.You are easily dispensable and thrown into the dust bin.
My feeling is 99% of the friendship is just show off ! Doesn’t serve any purpose and somewhere you feel good without friends.At least you can be at peace.
Friends don’t bring you the’Feel good’ instead bring you anger,hatred,jealous,frustration and depression.
“There is some self interest behind every friendship.There is no friendship without self interest.This is a bitter truth“. Chanakya.
Don’t you agree that the idea of friend and friendship is rubbish since soon we all get disappointed as majority show their true colors and we have to fend ourselves.
Yes .Believe in me.
Friendship is a toxic waste of time.Friendship is an illusion ( Maya )
Just look into the mirror.
“I myself am the only friend I have.” Terence
Please share your views whether friendship is a fraud on people.I appreciate.