“Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.”
- Calvin & Hobbes
Can you imagine a Life with no Social Being? It’s almost impossible. You are practically socializing since the day you were born when your parents did the whole baby talk with you. From that day onwards we come across PEOPLE like ourselves, yet different. I believe everyone you meet leaves some kind of impression on you and vice-versa. And the summary of these impressions forms an Experience with which we grow up. It’s a serious thought. A friend very close to me once said that we are an average of the six people we spend the most time with. If I were you, at this moment, I would be thinking of who those 6 people were. Are you with me?
'Influence'. Such a strong word! If you look back into your past and retrospect, you will find certain experiences that taught you or changed you, for the better or worse of course. I remember my Parents being worried when I was in School, wanting to know who my friends were. Why? Because my character reflected my company to a great extent. And as I grew mature and understanding towards my surroundings I realized the Importance of having the Right People around me. No surprises that a point came where my Parents were more appreciative of my friends (of course everyone has their share of flaws as well).
Coming to the point, that, you should choose your friends wisely. Especially the six people you spend the most time with. Would you want to be like someone who has bad habits, no ambition and disrespects life's offerings, OR Would you want to be Positive, Passionate and Proud of the person you are? Think about it. I look at all the successful people today that I read about and I find one such characteristic common, and that is Knowing who your Real Friends are? Do they uplift you or do they provoke you? Are they selfish or self-less? Are they friends? Or mere Acquaintances?
Small Things Make Big Differences. Everything begins with a Thought. Hope I could help lay down a platform to think from.
PS. - Friendship is not being selfish. It’s recognizing who has his hand around you, and who doesn’t.
Love All,...................Marry One! Ha ha