You go through life meeting different kind of people from different background. Some you might find a connection with while others you might not. Either way, being similar or different is never the key to a true meaningful friendship because friendship is determined through the test of time and the obstacles put in its way. And eventually through time, your choices of whom you thought were true friends will finally come to surface. If you are lucky, you will remain with at least one true friend whom you can trust or you will have to compromise and choose the best of the worst. However, you always have to be prepared to face life alone because people and life itself are unpredictable.
The reasons behind befriending certain people over others can be due to various reasons including similarities in attitudes, personalities, interests, religious beliefs or other invisible factors. The reasons may differ but what matters is making the right decision. However, it is never that easy and you could never know for sure.
Sometimes you meet people and you are convinced they are trust worthy just to disappoint you after many years of friendship and leave you during your saddest moments. The question here is how were we blind to such kind of characters? The truth is we tend not to look at the facts while other times we choose not to see them because we prefer to live in denial and are not ready to face the truth and admit that we have made the wrong decision.
To some, living in denial and keeping up a doomed friendship is better than being alone because they fear loneliness, they fear of admitting to their own mistakes, they fear of loosing that friend, they fear failure. All these fears have lead to confusion regarding one’s decision-making thus preventing one from facing life with bravery and confidence.
Some people do not give up easily on their friends, especially when they think they have a chance of helping them out to see the right path. As a result, they end up forgiving them for their actions and making up excuses for their behavior. But until when should one keeps trying and making up excuses. There is a limit to everything and no matter how good a friendship is, there is always a time when you have to let go if it will lead to misery and self-destruction.
True friendship is based on respect, tolerance and trust from both parties. You will find that a faithful friend is the one who will change your life just by being part of it, who will make you believe that there really is good in the world and who will convince you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to re-open. Thus, a true friend is the one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out and is there for you when he rather be somewhere else.