HOW TO MAINTAIN A LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP ? A better life ! Everybody demands a better life and each has his own perception or definition for it. Today, let us tell you about our definition on the phrase ‘ a better life ’ . To us, it means the improvement of something towards the perfection in every single aspect. Every single aspect includes our social life, health and the other ways of our life. The main point of our discussion today is about a better social relations with friends. When we talk about social activities, people will obviously says that social means entertainment.
How about we widen our thinking by exploring the true definition on the word ‘ social ’. Social does not only means entertainment but it also means the interaction among ourselves with our family, friends and surroundings – especially nature. In reality nowadays, some people have such a limited social life and some of them are very sociable so that they have a wide or ‘ wild ’ social relation. For those who owns a normal social relation – which is not excessively sociable or too geeky, friends are very important to them.
If these relationships are healthy, they are arguably of great benefit to us. However, if these relations are negative, they can give a profound effect on us. Nobody in this world can live without any single friend. Thomas Moore had once said, ‘ To the soul, there is hardly nothing more healing than friendship ’ . Maybe, its just Erik in the story ‘ Phantom of The Opera ’ who did not have any fellow friend. There is a person who said that ‘ the first people you make friends with, will not be the one that you remain friend with ’.
These words are really true. It is hard to believe that friendship could lasts forever, especially when it was based on “ To the soul, there is hardly anything more healing than a friendship ”- Thomas Moore superficial reasons. We must attempt to maintain lifelong friendship since friends are the ones who always cheers us up. In every relation, trusting each other is the most important thing you need to have in order to ensure the relationship lasts long. The same goes to friendships.
We need to trust our friends all the time and show it in any possible way sometimes. Next, we do need to be honest with our friends – which is the second most important thing after believing. Never cheat or lie on our friends will surely prevents unwanted distasteful outcomes that can ruin our friendship. Forgive and forget – that’s the third. Do not hold grudge for whatever your friends did to you that offended your heart because it will certainly kills off the cuteness of your friendship.
Besides that, we are also required to understands our friends, giving them right advices when needed, remembering their important days such as their birthday, listens to them whenever they have something to tell us and be there when they need us. Oh yeah, avoid judgmental behavior to them too. This can really makes them trust more in you. In our opinions, we should not impose our friends to accept our choices or thinking or opinions. Maybe a few of them can accept that behavior but most of them hates when you did that !
They thought that you are trying to control their life. They will also feels like being in a prison which inhibits their performances . Taking some efforts to keep in touch with an old friend or a distanced friend are also good to maintain a lifelong friendship as we shows them that we really care about themselves and wants to keep the friendship last forever. It once crossed our minds that continuously finding faults in our friends also affects the beauty of our friendship. Do you like it when people keeps pointing out your faults in front of the crowd ?
We’re sure that you probably say ‘ NO ’ , right ? The same goes to your friends, when you always try to search for their weakness. So, avoid that bad habit. Well, that’s all the tips we would like to share with you. Friends form a major part in everybody’s life, especially youngsters because they spend their utmost time with friends. It depends on us to manage our friendship so that it will last forever. Remember , friends are kisses blown to us by angels so preserve your relationship with them. ………………………………………………….