Do You Have a Good Friend?
Friends are a gift of God. If we have
good friends, we should assume that God has showered us with His unlimited
grace. What does a good friend mean? What are the differences between
ordinary friends and good friends? What is friendship? Before we discuss
about friendships amongst human beings, let us keep this in mind that in
nature everything exists in great friendship with each other. Look at these
fish screensavers to enjoy these scenes.
Let us begin our enquiry by asking
about what is friendship? Can it be defined? What is the relationship of
friendship? What qualities does this relationship have? When two persons
share common interests, care for each other, enjoy being together and help
each other, they are called as friends. Is this a correct definition? It
broadly covers the areas of friendship.
For being a good friend, we should
share more of these qualities. Is that right? Say, you share some interests
with your friend, and there are few things that interest you, but are of no
interest to your friend. Does this make your friendship ordinary? Sit back
and count your good friends. Now count the interests that you share and
those that you don't. Is there any mathematical formula? Can one be a good
friend, even if one shares very few interests? Provided of course, that our
qualities that I mentioned above are in plenty?
What about caring for each other? Many
a times, we find that friends are careless in their relationship, but when
it comes to crunch situations, they come forward with all their might and
show tremendous care. Does this imply, that even if a friend is not much
caring on a day-to-day basis, he/she can still be a good friend, if there is
a strong affinity that brings them together?
Let us talk of enjoying each other's
company. Does this mean that good friends avoid others? Are they always
found together? What if they don't meet each other for a month? This
relationship is indefinable. Isn't it? Because being a good friend of
someone may mean that we care for each other deeply, but need not show it
always. We are ready to help whenever the need arises. That even if we are
not together all the time, we love being together. We defend each other
whenever any external threat arises. The last test is the final test of good
friendship. Friends may remain away for a long period and continue with
their life, but when the need arises, they are together. They share a bond
that ties them together. They have shared so much with each other that the
past always carries itself in the future.
Friendship means that we like each
other. We have shared some great moments together. We value and respect each
other. Unless there is a bond of hearts and emotions, no outward sign can
make a friendship good.
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