Friendship is something special. It is not something that can always be explained; it doesn’t need to be, anyway. What matters is the bond created between two people. A person you can confide in, rely on, laugh and cry with. A person who is your complete equal, who cares for you as infinitely as you care for them. This is a true best friend. Not someone who uses you to get to somebody else. Not someone who treats you with indifference. Never someone who makes you feel bad about yourself.
Some people may be reading this and saying to themselves ‘I’ve never had someone like this!’. I would reply, ‘Look again.’ A best friend comes in many forms. Sometimes a brother, sometimes a mother, sometimes a husband. If you find that you still cannot say that you have a best friend in your life right now, look for them! They’re out there. If you don’t take a chance and ask someone to hang out one weekend, you’ll never know. One thing that’s great about friendship is that it’s natural. So you don’t have to worry about it! All you have to do is be yourself; most people share a lot of common interests with a best friend. If you think about it then, you’re most likely to meet your best friend doing something you like to do already.
Another thing to think about: there is no ‘maybe’ when it comes to friends. Either you are or you are not. If not, then you are acquaintances, meaning you have met someone, but neither of you are close to one another. Of course, there are varying levels of friendship. Some friends you are closer to than others, and that can change over time. What’s important is that you have a good time when you’re with your friends, that you make each other happy. I believe it was Robin Williams who said, “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” There’s a lesson in there for sure!