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Friendship and Being One’s Self

Yes, I’m being full of my ‘self’ today. Hahaha.  But, I’m really just in a musing mood. Somebody asked me what friends mean to me.  I’m well known among my friends to be the ‘independent’ one. I don’t find it necessary to see or talk to friends on a daily basis. But that doesn’t mean I don’t treasure them or I am a bad friend.

I’m simply one who values that we got lives of our own and can’t spend a lot of time hanging out. But if my friends ever need me, I would always, always be there for them. And I hope I could count on them in the same way.

Having friends is one of the greatest treasure anyone could have in life. For me, friends are people whom I can be myself. They can see my faults and whatnots and still accept me as I am, and that’s something no amount could ever buy. The feeling that somebody accepts you as you are. I feel lucky I have a handful of friends I call true. With them I don’t need to pretend, I am myself, I don’t need to dress up nor do I need to emergency anti wrinkle cream before meeting them because I know they care about me, wrinkles, warts and all.

Whilst were still on the topic of friendship, here’s just some of my favorite friendship quotes:

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.  ~Sicilian Proverb

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.  ~Elisabeth Foley

A friend is the only person you will let into the house when you are Turning Out Drawers.  ~Pam Brown

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.  ~Author Unknown

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had.  ~Author Unknown

True friends stab you in the front.  ~Oscar Wilde

A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.  ~Frances Ward Weller

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.  ~Plutarch


A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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