Whether it is in your personal life or professional life, having a support system is extremely important. Be it with parents, friends, relatives, colleagues, the one relation or emotion that I always consider the most important, is friendship. All the personality traits that we consider important towards building a bond with a person start with friendship. Trust, honesty, reliability and strength.
But by the time you hit your late 20’s there is so much that changes in your life that invariably your friendships change too.
You don’t see as much of each other, but you are always there for each other
From seeing each other several times a week, you might start meeting once in few months. It’s not that you don’t want to see each other, it’s just that you’ve become so busy that setting up a suitable time for both of you to hang out becomes nearly impossible. But the good news is that when you do meet up, it feels like no time has passed. You continue just where you left off like nothing has changed, and that is the strength of a true friendship!
You are more honest with each other
As you reach a certain point in your friendship, you are no longer afraid to call them out when their actions and vice versa. When they do something that’s making you angry, you confront them about it instead of talking behind their back. There is a maturity in your relationship, and security as well that whatever the other person says is out of concern and that they have your best interests at heart.
You realize who is really worth your time
You lose a lot of friends when you reach your late 20’s. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. As the crowd thins, you are left with the genuine souls in your life, who would truly be by your side no matter what. You are no longer likely to put up with bad friendships and the drama that comes with them. You are more likely to weed out the fake people and keep a close knit group of people you trust.
Friendship isn’t easy but it’s damn important
Maintaining relationships, any kind of relationship, is not easy. But no matter how good you feel being by yourself sometimes, you realize how important friendships are. You might fight and disagree sometimes, you might go months without hanging out, they might not be your first priority every single time, but they are still very important. And when you know you have made it this far, it’s pretty great to know they’ll have your back all through your life.
You must have seen Dhoni’s ads for Lava mobiles where the phone is put through various tests by him. Dropping the phone, putting it through a hot sauna and finally using it as a table tennis bat. It almost feels like that phone is being put through all the phases that we are put through in our lives. Life can sometimes get really hard to cope with. You get heart broken, you break down, you get in a hot mess, you get brickbats thrown at you and yet you manage to somehow overcome all of those obstacles and make it through. Sometimes you do it alone, but most times you always have that one person that you can always rely upon to pick you up when you stumble.
Just like your Lava phone, that is the most reliable phone that you can ever have. It’s almost like the phone has passed through every obstacle there is to pass, and has come out unscathed, ready to prove its strength and reliability to you. In today’s technology ridden world, maybe you can make the Lava mobile your new best friend to keep in touch with your old best friends!
Hey Chandana that was very well written and nicely explained.
I always wonder why aren’t other relationships are as awesome as friendships!?
How easy that would be then.The world would be a better place to live,love.
You should write such posts more often it was a very good read.