For some reason, I almost always, at some point, feel compelled to talk about friends on my social networks. The reason being is that I find friends to extremely imperative to ones development and evolution as a human being. Forget the philosophical aspects of it, and even the social aspects of it, friends are more than, or at least should be more thank physical assets to your life. A friend of mine once preached at one of his bible studies, “a best friend is not the one you have the most fun with, but the one who tells you the most truth”. Although I’m not naive enough to believe that everyone has the same views on friendships, or even the same goals in mind for them, I do feel like this is an aspect of one’s life that is worthy of intensive evaluation.
I guess this is why I’ve always been careful with quickly identifying people as friends. To me, being friends, or even more-so a “best” friend, is more than having someone around that you share common interests with or turn up with the most. I feel like it is so important to have people around you that will support you, tell you the truth, stick closer than a brother/sister, ones that don’t stunt your growth spiritually, mentally, or emotionally, and don’t make you feel small. Nowadays, people define friends as who takes the best “selfies” with them, or knows the cutest guys guys and hottest spots, or who dresses the best.
I say all of this to say: take careful consideration into whom you call friend. As they say, “bad company corrupts good character”.