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Shades of friendship

Have you ever wondered what friendship is? We tend to make many friends at many stages of life. And the meaning of friendship keeps changing all through life. Ishmeet Oberoi writes.

india Updated: Oct 07, 2012 22:54 IST
Ishmeet Oberoi

Have you ever wondered what friendship is? We tend to make many friends at many stages of life. And the meaning of friendship keeps changing all through life.

In kindergarten, your idea of a good friend was the person who let you have the red crayon when all that was left with you was the ugly black one.

In first grade, your idea of a good friend was the person who went to the bathroom with you and held your hand as you walked through the scary halls.

Later in senior school, the idea of a good friend was the person who changed his schedule so you would have someone to sit with at lunch. At graduation level, your idea of a good friend was the person who was crying on the inside but managed the biggest smile one could give as they congratulated you.

And now, your idea of a good friend is still the person who holds your hand when you’re scared, helps you fight off those who try to take advantage of you, thinks of you at times when you are not there, reminds you of what you have forgotten.

And also helps you put your past behind you, stays with you so that you have confidence and helps you become a better person. And, most importantly, loves you.

No matter where you go or what you become, never forget those who helped you when you needed them most. There’s never a wrong time to pick up a phone or send a message telling your friends how much you miss them and how much you love them. Friendship is an integral part of our life and we should always maintain it. It brings happiness in life as it is always said that the most important relation after blood relation is friendship.

One must always be grateful to and love those who have been with one through thick and thin. And to use a cliché, the dictum ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’ has to be lived in your real life.