Thanks for all your replies on what the ground rules of friendship should be. There were comments and mails, in which people had jotted down their thoughts and what they feel should be the ground rules of friendship. The replies were varied, as I had anticipated in my first post on this topic.
The responses had to be different, but there are certain points on which the verdict has been unanimous. Respect for each other’s personal space is one. Another would be to understand your friend without explanations. Let me explain.
Your friend must know you, your feelings, your likes, dislikes, hobbies, passions, tastes, choices and everything in between. That is when the need to explain why you did something doesn’t remain valid. There is a sort of telepathic bonding that tells you what your friend’s next step would be and what is expected of you. Some may say that it might make the friendship predictable, but that is only apparent. Knowing a person is a satisfaction in itself and makes your friendship all the more special.
By the way, I am expecting comments from your end this time, too! And stay tuned for my favorite Friendship Day cards. They will be published on this space soon!