Sunday, September 20, 2009

Friends, how many of us have them?

"I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends."
- Walt Whitman
I don't think its by accident that the motto of my fraternity is "Friendship is Essential to the Soul". Before I pledged that great frat, I held the motto true to my heart. I have a myriad of friends. I have friends that I've known since I could remember. I ask my mom how I know certain childhood friends and she would say well her/his mom is friends with me, so you guys had no choice but to be friends. I have high school friends whom I'm still cool with to this day. I have college friends whom I think I will never forget. I have high school friends whom I became closer to when we got to college (read: Club2300). I have grad school friends whom I've met since I moved to Nashville (shout out PC's).

Friends are a lot different that acquaintances to me. If I call you my friend I take that seriously. I would do a lot for my friends and I would go a long way for them. I would put money that my friends feel the same way about me. All of my friends are different. They all have different personalities.

Different people have different tastes and temperaments and hence make different types of friends. They tend to bond with some and stay away from some. It is rightly said that "A friend to all is a friend to none". We tend to meet new people day in day out but out of those numerous people, we tend to be friends with only those who share some similar traits or attitudes. With time and growing trust, some people get really close to each other and remain true friends. They stand up for each other in times of need and provide full support when you lose confidence in yourself.

So I implore you to pick your friends wisely and ask yourself what type of friend are you?

Before I go you know I had to do it. lol.


Ashley said...

Yessss it's about time Pc's got some props,lol! The words you write are so true PC! Good, honest, caring, self-less, sincere friends are hard to come by. And though time is a good indicator it is not the end all and be all of determining a friendship!So continue to appreciate friends old and new (lord knows I learned too). I used to hate having to make new friends(even coming to grad school),but my mom used to tell me "make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold!"Corny but true! :-)

Peyso said...

This post gets a ROO

The funny thing about friends is that you dont always need to speak to them or see them. However, whenever you do see them, you pick up right where ya left off.

Kurt Watson said...

Excellent post my friend. I agree that there is a difference between friends and acquaintances. Some people you have to keep at a distance. Other people you hold close and would do anything for (shout out PCs). Even if it does take 3+ hours to pick up a washer and dryer (@Ashley), lol. I wouldn't trade my friends for the world. And sometimes it isn't what your friends say, but their actions that speak the loudest!