Finding the right kind of friend | BY Jubel D’Cruz, Mumbai


Finding the right kind of friend

A friend is the one who appreciates a person’s skill. A good friend helps or encourages the person to make the right choices in life and not to get into any trouble at all. True friendship is one of the deepest relationships one can have with another person.

A true friend is there for you through thick and thin — they’ll laugh with you, they’ll cry with you, they’ll bail you out of jail, if necessary.

Here are some ideas on how to go about finding that special person. A good friend is the only relation which we earn in our whole life.

We must find a friend who is loving, caring, helpful, honest, loyal, and most important, compatible.

This is the biggest achievement for us which we get in the form of a true friend. Undoubtedly, we always learn something new and exciting in the company of our good friends from childhood.

A good friend is someone difficult to find. A friend is somebody you can always count on when times are hard.

True friends come with a variety of qualities which makes them someone special in one’s life. Here we are pointing some qualities of a true friend and its impact on friendship:

Good listeners: It is necessary for a friend to be a good listener. Therefore, without the ability to listen, your friendship will be shallow. Being compassionate: True friends should always be compassionate with each other.

They must be able to sympathise regardless of whether or not they agree with the crisis their friends are facing.

Loyalty: True friends should always be loyal to each other. A good friend should never betray you in any way, talk about you behind your back, nor do anything else that questions your friendship.

Trust: Good friends should be trustworthy. One should have friends with whom you can be able to tell all your secrets without any fear of them telling other people about them later.

Support: Good friends should always be supportive. You should have friends with whom you can be sure for any help and support.

Reliable: A good friend is one to whom you can rely on for anything and everything. True friends choose to be with one another, enjoy time spent together, and can engage in a positive and supportive role to one another.

—The writer is contributing columnist, based in Mumbai, India