Humans are social beings by nature, thus companionship is a definite must-have.
Apparently social needs is rank in 3rd in Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs. (yeah, studied a wee bit of psychology before: Consumer Behaviour)
Under companionship there are various levels, ranging from simple acquaintances, all the way to life partners; in between we have something called friendship.
Ah. Friendship. The word itself has a nice ring to it, if you’d ask me. (Just a bit of trivia: the word ‘friendship‘ is derived from the Old English word ‘freondscipe’)
We all have friends, some closer than others, perhaps one or two that we’d always count on to be there for us.
For me, friendship is something that is not to be taken for granted. For they are, in a way, our pillar of support. True friends will always be there by your side to help you up after you fall. Doesn’t always have to be physical but emotionally as well. True friends should be cherished. What true friends are to you, I leave it up to you to decide. But to me, true friends are those who would stand by you and support you as well as your decisions all the way, no matter what others say or do, even if the ‘others’ is the child’s own parent.
(UNLESS the child is doing something dead wrong like committing a crime, breaking the law, drinking, smoking, gambling etc.)
So what’s friendship to you? Feel free to comment and give your thoughts and view on friendship =]
And here’s a video to end off my post ~
Title: Shining Friends