It never ceases to amaze me how easily we as a society throw the word friend around.
A while back I became involved with a group of people. They were a church, actually. They always called me friend.
I heard them use that term for countless others. Yet They didn’t know me. They didn’t know the first thing about me. Here is the first lesson about friendship. If there is no relationship there is no friendship.
So what is A Friend anyway?
Websters Dictionary defines a friend as one attached to another by affection or esteem. But It also defines a friend as someone who is not hostile. Okay but that is a really loose and liberal use of the word if you ask me.
So do you want to hear the Terri Atwell approved definition of the term Friend? Of course you do.
A person who is friendly is like a friend but that does not make them your amigo. Just because they are not pointing a pointy object at you doesn’t mean they are someone you can trust.
The Best Of Both Worlds
A friend is someone with whom you share both a loving and sibling relationship at the same time. A best friend is a relationship which actually mirrors the romantic one except perhaps minus the sexual part. This is unfortunate though as the sexual part is fun and a romp in the sack between friends more often would serve to help loosen our society up just a bit.
The most important thing to remember here is follow through. If you are going to call yourself someones friend you need to first get to know who they are. You should like who they are. Most importantly you should be ready and willing to insert yourself into their life and touch them god damn it.
That’s what I think so Until Next Time