Published on octobre 17th, 2015 | by Archer0
The Art of Friendship
As the famous nursery rhyme says, “Meet new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.” Having friends who understand you for who you are gives the best feeling in the world. Most importantly, the chance of being that kind of friend to others is fulfilling as well.
The degree of how good is an individual as a friend is pretty much subjective and varies from person to person. People come and go in our lives and in my opinion, it is best if we try our best to make that special friend worth everything.
First and foremost, you have to learn to respect yourself. How can you respect others in return if you have some personal issues? In turn, knowing more about your personal space would also help you understand the boundaries of your friend. This would spark mutual respect in the long run.
Second, lower your standards. Setting high standards to other people that are impossible to uphold is unfair. Sometimes, being a perfectionist won’t work on others.
Third, open up and let loose. Show all of your sides- the good and the bad. If they’re willing to stick up to you, then that’s fantastic! Be yourself. It is excruciatingly tiring to pretend to be someone you’re not.
Fourth, trust is the essence. It will be a hell lot comfortable spending time with someone whom you trust. Don’t break that bond and you’ll see that your friendship will last.
Lastly, be loyal. It’s time to prove you’re a friend worth keeping. Don’t just reveal secrets that were told to you. Be there on his/her side all the time especially if things aren’t so nice. This would give them the impression that you’re loyal and true.
In conclusion, it doesn’t really take much to be a good friend. You just have to put your heart into it.