Friends are very important in our lives. It is a strong feeling which ties a person with another. Friendships are easily formed when we are young and do not demand too much out of it. Mainly the like-minded people can make friendship successfully. According to studies and research, humans tend to form the highest number of friendships at kindergarten and primary level. It can be formed at different stages of our life. However, one tends to have fewer friends as one grows older and wiser. It is a very helpful quality which can give solace to a frustrated person. This is because we realize there are good friends and bad ones. Your friend is someone with whom you feel comfortable and can easily share your thoughts and feelings.
It can bring happiness and inspiration for an unfortunate friend despite his miseries. The saying that a friend in need is a friend indeed is very apt in this scenario because good friends are those who are reliable and trustworthy. A real friend can make the impossible possible extending sympathetic feelings towards his unfortunate friend. At a younger age, our demands are not too high regarding friendships as we rely mostly on our parents, siblings, and relatives for important things. To speak the truth, friendship is a valuable quality that can not be measured by money or by material elements. The friends we formed at this age are merely considered playmates rather than companions and confidants. Thus, our expectations of them are not high. If the selection of a friend is mistaken because a bad company leads a man to the path of ruination and in that case, a fellow fails to enjoy the fruit of friendship. A true friend is one who will always be there when you need someone.
A friend is a gift you give to yourself. Difficult times are the best time to realize who your true friends are. More serious friendships are formed when one enters puberty and achieves a certain level of maturity. Friends are those people in your life with whom you do not have any blood relation. The latter allows one to forge fellowship with those who share the same interests, passion as well as similar moral and religious values. Thus, it is not surprising to observe that in some Asian countries, mature students at the upper secondary level have friends of the same ethnic and religious backgrounds. At the university level, it is even more apparent. Even the Ministry of education has voiced concern over this phenomenon where polarization is prominent. The Indians, Chinese and Malays hardly mix with each other and are seen usually in the company of their own kind. Blessed are the souls who have true friends.
It does not matter how many friends you have, what matters is how many true friends you have. Nevertheless, in the working world, a different scenario prevails. A friend is really very essential to understand life. One finds Indians, Chinese, and other races forging stable and long-lasting friendships. This is most probably due o the fact that to be productive in one’s work, one has to believe in teamwork. The kind of friends you have determines the kind of person you are. The latter actually enhances the bond between the workers and eventually, long-lasting friendships are formed. In fact, this situation has even led to many interracial marriages between the three major races. the products of the intermarriages are very unique as they have friends and relatives from both ethnic backgrounds. Be friends with someone who makes you feel free, positive and alive.