Do you really have true friends? Think again. Surely, having friends is a blessing. The company of friends is precious. Sometimes the only effective therapy you may have for your depression, stress, fear, confusion, and many other unpleasant feelings is to be surrounded by real friends. But when your true friends aren’t really true, how would that make you feel?
What is Friendship?
Friendship is a relationship that is formed between two people minimum. Like any other relationship, it’s based mainly on respect, trust, affection, common traits, common beliefs, common goals, safety and comfort.
Most friendships happen as a result of certain circumstances mostly by meeting people in places like school, work place, events, at friends’ places, when traveling, etc. What makes people click and stay friends, it’s their kindness and sincere actions. Forming a true and genuine friendship though where the relationship is more solid and sacred takes more than that.
One of the human needs is to live with people and around people. It’s a natural tendency to be drawn to people and form a kind of bond, whether it’s temporary, or for some time, or forever.
You can call as many people as you want ‘good friends’, but you can call one, up to four, maybe five, true and close friends, although I’ve seen exceptional cases where true, genuine, and long-lasting friendships were between more than five people.