|Posted by Joyan Tharakan on November 29, 2010 at 12:08 PM|
There was a time I had a larger group of people who I thought to be my friends. I believed and I still believe friends are my eyes, ears, arms and legs. However, time taught me a different side of the friendship world. According to my point of view there are two kinds of friends, and they are the people who pretend as friends, and the people who are truly your friends.
The people who pretend to be your friends can be classified into two, the one that act as a friend because they fear you then the one that acts like a friend for their own personal gains. When a person acts as your friend out of fear, they try to find your weakness, so that they can overcome theirs; these groups are like the foxes around lion’s den. Then there is the other group they pretend like your friends because they see a bright feature by using you as a foot step to climb up to the stairs; however, these groups may come as useful in times because when they do favor for you, they are expecting it in return.
The people who are there in need are the friend indeed, in other words your true friend. This group always is there for you, they are not really expecting anything in return, they will be your wings when you fall, and that kind of friends we really need. Some of these people may not always be around you; however you strangely find them like an angel in your needs, but they are like one in millions.
As a conclusion I would say, “Friendship is a ship who has a captain called love and the crews called trust, kindness, faith and sacrifice”. After all life is a ship itself riding in the strongest storms and biggest waves, so it’s always good to have some true friends who can be trust worthy onboard.