As is rightly said, “A friend in need is a friend indeed”. Friends are an important part of every individual’s life. You talk with them about every damn thing; share your top secrets and what not. You enjoy with them and spending time with friends is fun always. Everybody would agree that had friends would not been there, life would be quite boring. In fact, whatever you are as a person is greatly influenced by who your friends are. So, friends are truly important. They sometimes teach you, make you learn new things, point out your mistakes and help you rectify them, cheer you up as and when needed, offer you a fresh perspective and always love, care and support you.
They are usually one of the biggest strengths of a person apart from the family. It would not be wrong to say that good friends simply become a part of your family, the only difference being that family and blood relations are made by god but friends are made by individuals in their lives. It is therefore important whom to choose as a friend and this decision has to be wise enough as your friends reflect what you are.
So, apart from going for a coffee with them or for shopping, friends have a great importance in every person’s life. Have you ever thought what your life would have been without them? Hard to imagine, isn’t it? Let’s find out why and how! Here, I list out the top 10 reasons why your friends are important to you.
10. To spend time and enjoy
Your friends spend quality time with you and never let you feel lonely. They give you time whenever you require to be with someone and make you smile even in despair. They are the ones with whom you can crack silly jokes and be crazy. They are always fun to be with and never allow you to get bored. Even a boring or dangerous place seems to be exciting in the company of friends. They are the ones who would enjoy with you anywhere, even in hell!
9. To be in your comfort zone
You never need to think twice before saying anything to your friend. You can be always comfortable in his/her company without bothering about what he/she would think. They always listen to you without any second thoughts or opinions and make you feel comfortable. They calm you down and relax you in every situation where you tend to become tensed, nervous or depressed.
8. To give you honest opinions
Friends are not only important to love and care for you or enjoy with you but also to guide you and correct you whenever you do something wrong. Also, as they are the ones who truly know what you are, they can almost always tell you what is right for you and what not. Every time you require an honest opinion regarding anything about you, you can approach a true friend. A true friend will always try to show you the right direction and help you choose the correct path. He/she will give you opinions and advice you keeping in mind all the factors that are important in respect to you and your life. He/she will judge you honestly, without having any prejudice or bias. Thus, you can always look toward a good friend of yours whenever you want to hear the truth about something.
7. To share secrets and other things, being loyal
Your friends are the ones with whom you can share any damn thing about your life; may it be your personal problems, family problems, relationship problems or any other thing that you want to share with somebody. Moreover, you need not worry about him/her spilling the beans in front of anybody else as friends are the ones with whom you can share all your secrets. They are always loyal to you and listen to all what you have to say; even if it makes no sense sometimes. The best part is that between friends, even that nonsense is respected!
6. To Help and support you
For any kind of help one needs, one can always approach a friend. True friends selflessly help you whenever you require it and whatever help you need, they are ready to happily stand by you and cater to all your needs. They support you unconditionally and are the pillars of strength. Even when the whole world is against you, a friend offers that much needed support and helps you gain the strength and energy to fight for yourself, against the whole world. Friends are undoubtedly the best support system of every person’s life.
5. To unconditionally love and care for you
Friends unconditionally love you and care for you. They are the people who keep in mind your every small habit, choice and need and try to fulfill the same. Their love and care know no bounds. Even if you meet after years, your friends will take care of your choices and love you in the same manner as they earlier used to do. Their love for you is always the same and never divides in between you and somebody else, irrespective of their or your status and number of friends. Each of your friend shares a unique bond with you.
4. To learn life lessons and respect differences
You spend a lot of your time in the company of your friends. Friends are there with you in many crucial times of your life. The interesting thing is that just as every person in this world is different, in the same manner, each of your friend is different from you in his/her tastes, choices, nature, preferences etc. So, they all behave differently in different situations.
In the long run, each of their unique behavior and/or decisions can help you learn the important lessons of life. Each of them teaches you some or the other thing in life. Moreover, with all that variety of natures and behaviors, you gradually learn to respect your differences which is very essential in any point of life to adjust with anybody be it your colleague, partner or anybody else.
3. To offer you fresh perspective
As aforementioned, every friend is different from you. The way each person thinks and looks at things varies. So, the way you perceive a certain thing may be entirely different from how your friend perceives it. Thus, he/she offers you a new perspective to look at it. Any situation, issue or problem can have many views and your friends open you to all of them. Sometimes, they may think way beyond your thinking which may help you to a great extent.
2. To boost self esteem and gain confidence
In any situation when you lose your confidence, your friends come to the rescue. They motivate you and help you boost your self esteem. They help you regain your lost self confidence and stand by your side to keep up your spirits and hopes. They cheer you up and help you face all your problems with confidence. They even fight for you, on your behalf in case you are low on your confidence. So whenever you feel low, just head towards your friends and see how they help you regain that lost confidence.
1. To grow individually
Your friends help you grow as a person. They may or may not directly contribute to this but are a very important factor that leads to your personal growth. They knowingly or unknowingly teach you a lot of things. They even contribute to your success. They support you in every situation you come across your life and in every possible manner so that you may move forward in your life. Thus, friends are important for you to grow as an individual.