Friendship is one of the noblest expressions of human relations and instincts. It is one of the greatest bonds anyone can ever wish for. It is a relation existed between heart. Since sincerity and loyalty are the foundation of friendship, it is a boon and divine gift. They both feel immense care and love for each other. Confidence, love, sacrifice, fellow-feeling, mental state, and other relevant aspects belonging to this lead a man to develop or establish a friendship.

A true friend is really a friend as it is rightly called an alter ego. You may have a large friend circle in school or college, but you know you can only count on one or two people with whom you share true friendship. A true friend is one who helps his friend when help is needed. He is more precious than any other relative. Most importantly, true friendship stands for a relationship free of any judgments. He acts as one’s shield when one is attacked by hostile circumstances and as one’s sword when one faces a sworn enemy. In a true friendship, a person can be themselves completely without the fear of being judged. True friendship generates mutual trust, co-operation, tolerance, sacrificing sense, devotion, self-control and the spirit of living lets let live. It is one of the crowning glories of mankind. It makes you feel loved and accepted. A true friend keeps nothing concealed from his friend. If you have a good friend, more than half of life’s battle can be won. Everybody craves for friendship.

True friendship is rare but a few examples of it are found. They will take you on the right path and save you from any evil. Fredrik helped Carl Marx with money in order to make him devote his energy exclusively to his writings and to the building up of the institution of the Communist International. Again the friendship between Hazrat Muhammad (Sm) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (R) can be cited as the same type of friendship. Francis Bacon rightly said that the world is but a barren field without a friend.

Friendship never leaves us in bad times. But, false friendship is not rare. He is not available during painful periods. He is found remaining beside his friend in palmy days. In fact, friendship without any fortified foundation is a mere pretension, a hollow and a useless relationship. False friends are in fact more dangerous than the real enemies. Many people pretend to befriend just to have their private or self-interests served especially in the garb of a true friend. They are found only in palmy days, prosperity, happiness and cheerful circumstances. In the time of need, they never come up to any help or assistance. A true friend is one who never deserts you and is your inseparable companion in the time of happiness and sorrow.

Friendship is important in life because it teaches us a great deal about life. The developing of friendship is easy but hard to preserve and maintain it. It is essential for the successful wellbeing of every person. A miser or a self-centered person can never expect to enjoy true and permanent friendship. Adversity always presents the litmus test of friendship. White fragile and opportunistic alliances break down during adversity. So goes a wise maxim- “Prosperity makes friends, but adversity tries them.” True friendship is a great asset in life.