- Gender and Relationships
How would you describe TRUE friendship?
True friendship is defined as a natural and spontaneous reaction towards a person with unconditional love and ultimate support to a person in all areas of life.
True friend is the one who is always with you when the entire world rejects you. The true friend is like a mirror who reflects a real you to you.
True friendship is like a 100% safe journey in this rough and unpredicted world of twists.True friendship is always fresh and rejuvenating .
True friendship means a mothers unconditional love , a lovers affectionate pat, a friends lovable hug.
If we observe children, they share their feelings, things and thoughts among themselves without any inhibitions. They console their friends when they are in problems and share happiness when they are happy. We will find a fresh and wonderful relation of friendship among kids which is the real and true manifestation of friendship.
As we grow, Once we reach towards teenage, we will be attracted towards worldly possessions and here, we will get confused on who is our true friend and who is not. We will be busy in deciding our future career or aping all fashions and we may miss the track of friendship here.
When we reach thirties, we will be busy in marriage and taking care of kids and their education. But we need somebody to meet and share our ideas and need suggestions from friends. Here also , we miss true friends as all will be busy in pursuing their future.
When we reach forties, we will be more close to ourselves and start analyzing ourselves more intensely. We need friends who are like our shadows who can tell us what are our mistakes and what are our strengths and weaknesses.
When we grow older, we again feel like kids and we need more friends to true friendship. If we are fortunate enough to maintain childhood friendship to this level, then that is wonderful. Otherwise, we have to search for them to lead a meaningful life.
I remember always my wonderful childhood friends who share with me food and shelter and I always wonder at their empathy and caring.
I got one mail from my friend which explains about priorities in life and the importance of friendship which I am sharing here for readers
THE MAYONNAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours
in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in
front of him.
When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty
mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the
jar; he shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between The golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the
jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced the two beers from under the table and
poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space
between the sand. The students laughed.
'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to
recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they
remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house
and your car.
The sand is everything else---the small stuff. 'If you put the sand into
the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf
balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on
the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important
'Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend
time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with
Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play
another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the
disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really
Set your priorities.
'The rest is just sand.'
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beers
represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'
The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there is always room for a couple of beers with a friend.'
Please share this with someone important to you.
I JUST DID