Friendship is like a beautiful diamond ring, wearing of which gives the man a real pleasure of being rich and worthy. The existence of man is purposeless without the essence of friendship in his life. No man can live alone. The desire for a friend, a true real friend is instinctive.
As it is said by some one "sorrow shared is sorrow halved and joy shared is joy doubled". Without friends life becomes a burden. A lonely man is either a God or a beast. We feel the need of friends at every step in life. A friend reveals our hardships, consoles our aggrieved heart, partakes of our joys and shares our grief. Shakespeare, a famous poet expresses sorrows for past regrets and lost opportunities of life but he holds that the devoted and loving friendship of old dear friends is an enough compensation to fade away all the worries and depressions. According to Shakespeare:
Friendship is the fountain of precious joy of life: it is perennial in its flow and constant in its sweetness. It bears the mark of immorality. It can be called a divine gift to man. Having a perfect bonding with friends is the fun of life. But real friendships are very rare. Very few are those luckiest persons on the earth who happen to find a real friend. Every one hungers to have a best friend by his/her side in the journey of life but wishes are not always fulfilled. With a true close friend you enjoy, you laugh, you share all your deep hidden feelings of your heart and soul.
What are the charms of friendship that possess so much attraction for human minds? What are the fulfillments of a best friend? The real charm of friendship lies in a sense of oneness of heart
or rather in an innate vibration of harmonious feelings, quiet unconscious of self, which echoes and re-echoes, its heard and answered by two minds in unison. It is a tie mutual in its bond-something that binds the two individuals together. It is the point when a precious friendship turns into a true love. It is said to be the prototype of a monotype. Like the chords of a musical instrument both are correlated and have the same vibrations of feelings and emotions. Spiritually and mentally they are one, though physically they are two. One soul seems to pervade the two bodies. Their joys and sorrows are common, their hearts united and their minds steeped in the same thoughts and feelings.
True friendship is a rare commodity in the world's market. One must search for a true friendship is as for a precious jewel. Most of the friendships we contract in the course of life are based on considerations of mutual benefits. They last so long as there is expectation of it. Such friendships are not to be avoided as in our worldly carrier we can not do without them. Sometimes they are absolutely necessary for progress and success in life. But they are not to be mistaken for that union of mind and soul which true friendship connotes. In such a union there is no thought of worldly gain. Such friendship is truly based upon mental and spiritual affinities. It elevates us and sustains us in our inevitable struggle for existence. It is a source of happiness that never fails and support that never breaks down. But this kind of friendship is something we can not contract; it comes into existence between two persons most often by chance and out of mutual attraction for each other. A friendship gained in this way is a jewel of priceless worth which one can wear all his life without any fear of loss.
Best Friendships And A Best Friend
History holds many examples of true friendship - Caesar and Brutus, David and Jonathan, Damon and Pythias, and there are other examples in literature. But there is nothing like one's experience in the selection of a friend. A true friend is a reliable adviser; in illness he is a ministering angel; in prosperity he is a healthy influence and in adversity a tender consoler. We can share our secrets with our best friend and he shares our confidence. The love of a best friend is an invaluable possession. How to be a best friend is not at all a difficult question to answer. There is a well known saying, "A friend in a need is a friend indeed". So you must have an open heart and open mind to fulfill the requirements of true friendship. You must have such stance and feelings for your friend that he will not be left alone by you through thick and thin and ups and downs of life. A best friend is always there for you when you need him. He has a constant share in all your hopes and disappointments. To grow best friends one should be always fair and patient with friends. Don't highlight their weaknesses and try to hide their mistakes as they should not be exposed in front of all. Unhappy ruptures with friends are to be avoided at all costs, because broken friendship is seldom mended.