Signs of A True Friendship
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Signs of A True Friendship

What is the meaning of true friendship? We think of a true friend as someone we can vent to when we are down even if it is two in the morning. We also want to share our happiest moments with our friends. What does a true friendship involve? A true friendship involves more than sharing common interests with each other such as music, movies , books, or other activities. A true friendship goes beyond having the same likes and dislikes. It involves what type of qualities the person has, sharing the same standards and values, and the influence that you and your friends have on each other.

What is the meaning of true friendship?  We think of a true friend as someone we can vent to when we are down even if it is two in the morning.  We also want to share our happiest moments with our friends.   What does a true friendship involve?  A true friendship involves more than sharing common interests with each other such as music, movies , books, or other activities.  A true friendship goes beyond having the same likes and dislikes.  It involves what type of qualities the person has, sharing the same standards and values, and the influence that you and your friends have on each other.

Think about some of the qualities you want in a friend.  One of the most important qualities a friendship is trust.  For instance, at some point in our lives, we have had friends  who have lied to us or spread lies about us behind our back.  Experiences like these shatter our ability to trust people and make it difficult to make new friends in the future.  If a friendship doesn’t have trust then you don’t have a friendship at all. 

Another sign of true friendship is standards and values.  Some may not think that this is important, but it is.  Ask yourself, do my friends share  my same standards and values?  For example if you are a teen or young adult, peer pressure is especially a challenge.   Do your friends respect your decisions not to participate in underage drinking or abuse alcohol?  Do your friendships respect your decision to sustain from sex before marriage?  You should also ask yourself, do my friends encourage me to be disobedient to my parents instead of being obedient?  If the answer to this question is yes, it maybe time to find some new friends.  As adults, we should ask ourselves  some of these same questions.  We face peer pressure as well. It is not limited to just one particular age group.

Sharing  the same standards and values go hand in hand with another important sign of true friendship which is influence.  Why is this important?  The influence our friends have on us can either be positive or negative.  For example, if you choose to associate with friends who encourage you to work hard, study, (if you are attending school), and adhere to good standards and values your friends can have a good affect on you.  On the other hand if your friends have a negative attitude or live a negative lifestyle, their attitudes can rub off on you.  For example, let’s say you want to go back to school to further your education or even finish your degree; you may discuss this with a friend to see what they think.  Your friend may come up with every reason why you shouldn’t pursue your goal.  Another example of the affects of negative attitudes is if you are planning to start your own business.  You decide to discuss this with your friend. Once again they make give every reason why shouldn’t do so.  Sure, we want to our friends to be honest with us but where do you draw the line between being  honest and supporting a friend no matter what and  not wanting your friend to succeed maybe because you are unseccessful? 

Take a moment and take out a piece of paper.  Write down  the names of your closet friends and the qualities that they have.  Ask yourself if they share your same standards and values.   You should also ask yourself if they have a positive influence on you or a negative influence.   If you can’t think of anything for each friend it may be time for some new ones.  Don’t just settle for anyone to be your friend.  Evaluate each person and choose wisely.

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