Often, we get upset because our friends don’t do something we want them to do. We reason that if they really were our friends they would readily do it for us. Yet, at the same time, we want our friends to accept us for whom we are. But then, we should do the same for them, shouldn’t we?
True friendship lies in empathy and acceptance – getting rid of our expectations and preconceived notions. It doesn’t matter if your friend is too absent-minded to call you back or if they don’t gush about you on social media platforms, as long as you know that they’ve shown you real love and affection. True friendship has this real, honest, and indescribable quality that it makes it so beautiful.
Let’s relax our constant need for perfection in friendships and embrace the quirks and the small things that make them wonderful.