They’re often with us throughout life and even unto death, and for some of us, friends are like a better family. No matter for how long you’ve known this person or how the two of you met – friendship is one of the most significant goods.
Friendship has many forms
There are friends for life, whom one already knows for so long that you just couldn’t imagine life without them. I’ve known one of my best friends since childhood, particularly since day nursery. We’ve been through quite a lot together. Naturally, there were also times when we would have loved to launch the other one into outer space. But that’s what a good friendship is all about: One goes through thick and thin and laughs at it later on.
Just as there are long-distance relationships, there also exist friendships which span over several towns, countries or even continents. To maintain a friendship, however, one must not meet weekly to go for a drink. What counts is to be a there for each other in good times as in sick. It doesn’t matter if you’re the one giving comfort after a break-up or just celebrating a life-changing event.
“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” – Marlene Dietrich.
Friendship is the best medicine
After a hard stroke of fate or because you received a bad grade on your math exam, there is always this one person who you can call and talk to, to make you feel better. Therefore, devoting attention to someone is maybe the best present you could leave to your friends. You could even call it the best medicine because experts have found out that social contacts can protect us against illnesses and extend our life.
Friendship means give-and-take
The fact that we’re all different makes things hum. To motivate the other to pull oneself together or to support one’s friends when they’re stuck – no matter what it is, in a good friendship, there is none who invests more than the other. On the one hand, you help each other to make decisions and listen to your friend’s worries, but on the other hand, you can have the time of your lives dancing to your favourite song in the club and couldn’t be happier.
When you grow old, it becomes more and more important to have at least one best or good friend. Nobody will care about having 718 friends on Facebook because less is more. To have people on your side who know you better than you know yourself, and who are like a second family, is of much more value. Because without having friends life would only be half as thrilling.
Do what you want. Do it with love, respect and condoms.
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Author: Caro Team Blog Youth against AIDS
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