We all know the phrase ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed.’ For every human friendship is necessary to make the life lively and interesting. You wake up early in the morning, freshen up, go for a morning walk on the road with friends, meet people while travelling and at your work. The coexistence makes life what it is. Our sharing in this life journey belongs to no one in particular but all of us in it.
Short Story – Never Keep Bad Friends
A man took a glass of water and kept on the table. Due to some urgent work, he went out of the room. Near to the glass of water, a bottle of poison also was on the table. Looking at the water, poison smiled and said, “your life will end soon because that man will drink you.”
Those words gave a shock to the water and asked the poison to suggest a way to escape from this problem. Poison replied, “I will give a drop from me to you and that will change your colour. When the man sees your colour change, he will not drink.” The water felt happy and found a saviour in poison.
Water requested poison to mix a drop into the water to save. Poison mixed a drop into the water and the colour of the water changed. The man returned and took the glass of water to drink. When he saw the colour change, he left the room without drinking the water.
His action thrilled the water and said, “my friend poison saved me”. Water told to poison, Water told to poison, “Now you can change me to the original condition and colour.”
With a simple smile, poison replied, “friend, I can only mix with the water, but I can not take back from the water. Now you are poison and not pure water.”
Some friends are like poison. We do not recognise them. They inject poison in our thoughts and actions. We trust them as our saviours. Without our permission and knowledge, their poison grows very fast in our life. We identify their reality only when everything is out of control.Remember, we have only one life and that also short. Be cautious when selecting friends. Click To Tweet
Never mix friendship with the thoughts of religion, casteism and politics.
Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs they know they are in to destroy your legacies.
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream
Need of friendship
You will meet people with different characters in life. Some are close friends with whom you share your stories. Sometimes, you get offended by the close friends. When they apologize do not shut them out. Always keep in mind that purpose of your life is to achieve a goal of peace and satisfaction. You cannot achieve this goal on just your own without the help of others. Everyone has stories in their life, either sad or happy, and if do not share those stories, that makes it unlived. To make your life journey interesting, you need the help of others by sharing warmth, love, ideas and stories together.
Your ultimate aim should be to become better yourself. To achieve that aim, you need to hear voices that are harsh, contrary and many occasions unsolicited because that helps to test your conviction and position.
You must have heard the well-known saying, “All that glitters is not gold“. The meaning is that not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so. This applies to people as well.
10 Differences Between Good Friends and Toxic Friends
- Celebrate your success.
- Respect your alone time.
- Good friends are caring and empathetic.
- Respect you and value your friendship.
- Enjoy exchanging opinions.
- Believe your words.
- Call you because they miss you.
- Accept you the way you are.
- Know that everyone has their friends, and they won’t judge you for that.
- Know how to keep a secret.
- Get jealous of your achievement.
- Try to occupy all your time.
- Judge and criticise you.
- Lose their temper easily.
- Only want to win an argument.
- Doubt everything you say.
- Find you only when they need your help.
- Try to change and control you.
- Don’t like your other friends.
- Say things they shouldn’t say.