By Jean Ricot Dormeus
The gregarious instinct brings us together for an interdependent life in community. Our progress, even our survival, rests on the service and support of others. Likewise, we feel happy when we trust and serve others. We develop special relationships with friends who have the same interests as us and enjoy our company as we enjoy theirs.
The key to friendship comes down to mutual appreciation and love through thick and thin. Your best friend may be worth more than a brother or a sister. Great friendships are a rare commodity and take time to develop and blossom. Usually, their intensity varies according to life seasons and circumstances.
To make friends, you show a friendly attitude and nurture your relationships. In other words, you respect, accept and understand without passing judgment. Further, you serve and you give. Such connections open doors, unlock opportunities and create harmony in society.
Friendship reinforces your sense of self esteem. You feel valued and appreciated. You dispense attention and thoughtfulness. You control your loneliness. Lasting friendship is a win win relationship.
Friendship encourages progress and sharpens the mind. You run your ideas by friends to develop greater clarity and receive support. Many times, it takes the positive energy of a friend to push you toward the achievement of your goals.
You enjoy the benefits of friendship when you select your friends well. Birds of a feather flock together. Friends rub on each other's minds and end up converging toward some traits and habits.
A network of friends and contacts make a positive impact on your life. Show a friendly attitude to attract a friendly response and secure cooperation. Once you find good friends, treasure them.
Jean Ricot Dormeus
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