Humans are ingenious!
We, humans, are primates, highly intelligent of all the different species; we are social, and proudly calling ourselves homo sapiens.
But what I don’t understand is why are we not celebrating the standard and common occasions on the same day throughout the world?
Humans are unique since they agree to disagree!
For example, let us talk about ‘Friendship day’. In some parts of the world, it is celebrated on the 30th of July. In other parts of the world, it is being celebrated on the 2nd of August and this intrigues me.
Here is a fact that even to celebrate the so-called ‘friendship day’, we are not on the same page in deciding a universal acceptable day!
Twitterati further adds to your confusion!
Irrespective of all these… all that matter is friendship & Bonhomie, right?
Wishing all my WordPress readers, friends and well-wishers a ‘Happy Friendship Day’
This day also reminds us of the real meaning of friendship and the degree of importance we give to our friends.
The discussion below is limited to friendship among adults.
And are you serious about ‘Friendship’?
What are your thoughts on friends in general and friendship in particular?
If you want to know the truth, then you have to believe what I say.
What is your reaction if I say ‘friendship’ is a misguided concept on the people, played day in and out?
Surprised? Read further…
What about quotes on ‘True Friendship’?
The saying ‘Friend in need is a friend indeed’ is true to what extent? How far your friend is coming to your rescue in times of real crisis?
Each one of us is busy in our way and the easiest thing one can indulge in is coming out with serious excuses which you and I pretty well know that… is a lie.
My friend, if you Google about quotes on ‘friendship’ I am sure you can have billions of quotes which you think are worthy of your life and your so-called faith in the ‘friendship’.
I don’t blame you because you are innocent, kind-hearted and most importantly you believe in people from the bottom of your heart, and there were occasions when you even opposed your parents for the sake of friends and friendship.
Many times you claimed that friends are an extended family! Nothing more deceitful than this!
Remember every one of us has to lead our own life, and even your family members ditch you when they feel it a fit case!
Mark my word
It’s hard to find a genuine friend.
If somebody claims that they have genuine thick friends, whom they consider Best Friends Forever, remember that there is some element of selfishness in those kinds of friendships.
“There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interest. This is a bitter truth.” — Chanakya.
Why it’s impossible to get a true friend?
I never said so.
‘True friendship’… just like ‘true love’ is possible if there are mutual respect and understanding with total dedication, irrespective of the hurdles.
You know pretty well that these things are not possible and it is better to be frank.
Unfortunately, these days being a good human being or being 100% honest, is a recipe for more misunderstanding and disaster.
This is because the meaning of friendship changes from time to time just as seasons change and circumstances play spoilsport.
To put it simply, friends owe you nothing and all of them including you are judgmental!
Is friendship all a show?
Yes, in 99% of the situations it’s a show.
Friends bring you ‘feel-good sensation’ only when you are in the parties and the rest of the time, they make you undergo anger, hatred, jealousy, frustration, and depression.
“The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.” — Unknown
Is friendship is overrated?
The answer is ‘Yes’ and social media has caused enough damage.
As far as friendship is concerned, each one of us comes out with our explanations based on our individual experience.
Some say it is undervalued; some say it’s overrated. Many say that it’s another name for HYPOCRISY.
You are the judge.
What about the ‘online’ unknown friendship?
Less said the better, since there is no true commitment to start with.
What is the difference between a friend and an enemy?
OMG! you are too innocent and hence asking this brilliant question.
“A close friend can become a close enemy.” — African proverb (Ethiopian)
Is being introvert better than an extrovert?
Since you read the topic so far, I leave the decision making to the best of your ability.
Who can become your true friend?
There is one. And you need not hesitate about finding out who this friend is. Are you curious?
Just look into the mirror.
“I myself am the only friend I have.” — Terence
Please share your views and thoughts based on your experience.
Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
About the guest author:
Dr. Sridhar is the man behind Philosophy Through Photography.
This deep thinker from India wears many hats; he is a physician, a blogger, a philosopher and an amateur photographer.