Another good suggested topic by one of my fine readers. To me friend is a title and with all titles it loosely dictates behavior. There are all different kinds of friends from someone who is a bit more of an acquaintance to someone who is a best friend. To me a best friend is family without the blood relation. My best friend is just about a brother to me but so much more as we choose to be best friends we are not bound to each other by any other thing but friendship. That relationship is the one of the purest form of friendship I have experienced so I will talk about that here. I met my best friend by chance and we started hanging out out of mutual interest and boredom. Our friendship is based on a large level of respect we don’t pressure each other into anything and we support each other in whatever we do. We click and we never force views on one another, in actuality when we first started hanging out it kind of confused me, we could not be more different in some aspects but our friendship works I really don’t think we have ever fought about anything. I think the key to this relationship as well as most friendships for that matter is respect, loving someone as they are, having understanding, showing support and loyalty. I have been there for my best friend to the best of my ability on any given day and trust me some days that ability sucked but a level of forgiveness was given to me that I am forever grateful for and hope to return some day. We do understand that we both have separate lives and they may get in the way of hanging out and goofing off sometimes but the key is we understand that and when we do come together we make the most of that time.
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Reader who suggested the topic I hope this helps and what you were looking for if you want more on a specific situation that has caused friendship to come into question let me know.
Peace Love Das