You never really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks. One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Friendships of utility are those where people are on friendly terms mainly due to the benefits each brings to the table. Business partners, colleagues, and schoolmates are examples. Friendships of pleasure are those where people find each other because of the enjoyment it brings. People hanging out due to fitting

hobbies, common interest, and fishing buddies are examples.
Friendships of the good, are most important as among the three types of friendship. These are friendships based upon respect, appreciation for each otherʼs qualities, and a strong will to aid and assist the other person because one recognizes their greatness.

Recall the worst time of your life. Now try to remember that one person who stood by you in this hour of crisis. It could either be a parent, sibling or close friend. Chances are it was the latter. Your friend was there for you, comforting reassuring and supportive. Thatʼs what

friends are about: providing constant support, our comforting confidant and our worst critic. They are the family we choose!

Friends are people we love to spend time with. They give us company when we are lonely, support us unconditionally and accept us despite our shortcomings. They make celebrations fun, and they help us be ourselves.

Not just that, friends also help us grow at a spiritual level. Each soul is on a journey. Friends are guides who come into our lives, play their roles and move on. Donʼt we all have friends who we were very close to at

one point, but with whom we are no longer in touch with now? They drifted away from our life when their role as guide was over. What friends do for us cannot be described in words. It is important for us to have friends but many of us find it difficult to strike up a friendship.

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