“I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.”
– Walt Whitman
I don’t think its by accident that the motto of my fraternity is “Friendship is Essential to the Soul”. Before I pledged that great frat, I held the motto true to my heart. I have a myriad of friends. I have friends that I’ve known since I could remember. I ask my mom how I know certain childhood friends and she would say well her/his mom is friends with me, so you guys had no choice but to be friends. I have high school friends whom I’m still cool with to this day. I have college friends whom I think I will never forget. I have high school friends whom I became closer to when we got to college (read: Club2300). I have grad school friends whom I’ve met since I moved to Nashville (shout out PC’s).
Friends are a lot different that acquaintances to me. If I call you my friend I take that seriously. I would do a lot for my friends and I would go a long way for them. I would put money that my friends feel the same way about me. All of my friends are different. They all have different personalities.
Different people have different tastes and temperaments and hence make different types of friends. They tend to bond with some and stay away from some. It is rightly said that “A friend to all is a friend to none”. We tend to meet new people day in day out but out of those numerous people, we tend to be friends with only those who share some similar traits or attitudes. With time and growing trust, some people get really close to each other and remain true friends. They stand up for each other in times of need and provide full support when you lose confidence in yourself.
So I implore you to pick your friends wisely and ask yourself what type of friend are you?
Before I go you know I had to do it. lol.