“A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.” – Jerome Cummings
There’s a bad side in all of us – we have heard that said many times since childhood. But a friend is someone who accepts that side in us and adjusts to it and tries to rectify it occasionally. I can say the same about my friends. We all know that each one of us has shortcomings and deficiencies and we try to deal with that in a way that doesn’t hurt our friendship. That is what should be the crux of every friendship. Our friend may be short-tempered, but that doesn’t make the person any less of a friend. A friend may be slow in taking things up, a friend may also be a control freak. We have to deal with it, for the sake of the friendship.
As I have always maintained, a bond is very special. It takes lots of precious moments to build a bond. But it takes one bad moment to bring it all down. Trust is like a mirror. Once there’s a crack on it, it is impossible to have it back in its original form. If you have a friend who’s not easy to deal with, be patient. Hear the person out and try to look at the problem from his point of view. More often than not, we get caught up in our own ideas and have a mental block in our minds that stop us from reaching out and empathize. And that freezes the bond of friendship.
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