Who is a true friend? Is it compulsory to have friends in your life?

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“A friend in need is true friend indeed.”

Is it compulsory to have friends in your life?

The answer is maybe or may not be. No law says, “You must have friends in your life or you shouldn’t have friends in your life.”

There are two kinds of people:

  1. Introvert
  2. Extrovert

Introverts love to spend their most time alone reading books, drawing pictures, etc. They rarely went outside to meet people, have lunch, or enjoy a party.

Extroverts are just the opposite of introverts.  Extroverts love to go outside, make friends, enjoy parties, which is also a good thing. (After all, you have the right to enjoy your life)

The enjoyment for an introvert is spending time alone. 

Your nature has nothing to do with making friends. We, humans, are natural connectors i.e. we love to connect with other people.

And of course, introverts have friends as well.

So, is it compulsory to have friends in life? No, it’s not necessary to have friends in life. 

But I think you should have at least one true friend in your life who can help you in bad times.

Indeed, it’s difficult to find just one true friend in life because fake people have covered this beautiful planet.

Who is a true friend?

Before I tell you the exact definition of a true friend, I would like to share a fact.

In reality, you have just 1 or 2 true friends. And the rest are just wasting your time.

 A true friend has the following characteristics:

  1. They stand with you in every situation of life.
  2. They never deny helping you. It doesn’t matter whether you call them at midnight.
  3. They encourage you to move ahead in life.
  4. One who stops you from going in the wrong direction
  5. One who sometimes behaves rudely to protect you from falling into the wrong relationship.
  6. A true friend is one who respects your boundaries.
  7. Whose words match their actions.
  8. They’re doing the struggle as well but are always ready to support you.
  9. Lastly, a true friend one who can exceed his/her limit for you.

I’m not a relationship Guru. I’m just sharing my experience.

Have a look at the following diagram that shows the relationship priority circle:

a true friend
Relationship priority circle

Before you ask yourself the question, “Do I need to make friends?” Just wait for a moment and thanks to your parents for having your back all the time.

Yep, whether you got a true friend or not but you have loving and supporting parents who will never leave you alone in any circumstances.

Yeah, your parents sometimes scold you but in the end, they wish happiness for you.

It’s your responsibility to understand their selfless love.

Give them respect because they deserve it.

Indeed, if you have a true friend that’s brilliant. But your priority except you is your parents.

Final thoughts

You’re alone enough to enjoy every moment, it’s just a state of mind. If you think you’re complete you’re right. If you think you’re empty you’re right.

Happiness is eternal. Remember that.

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Learning and sharing are the fastest way to grow, develop, and succeed in life. Hi, I'm Newtan. A passionate copywriter who shares real-life experiences, books lessons, growth, success, and personal development tips.