This might turn out to be one of the most enjoyable posts I’ve had to put together for some time. Well, let me start again, no-one is telling me to do anything really, but one suggestion was made by one of our team members. She speaks from experience and seems to know what’s trending on the internet better than the rest of us. She simply suggested writing about friendship and such things. When I finally placed my bum on my chair to write this post, I hadn’t spent too much time previously thinking about the values of human friendship.
But lately, I was kind of missing it. So, in the last few days, I spent a bit more time thinking over this valuable subject. Over the last few short years, I’ve had my fair share of friends. Once or twice, I think it’s fair to say that perhaps I had too many of them. I also learned to carefully define between friends and acquaintances. Because when you think about it, you may be surrounded by plenty of girls on most days if you’re the garrulous type, and have you, like I’ve done recently, asked yourself the important question; which of these girls is really my friends.
That’s an important question well worth pondering over. But my preoccupation, seeing as I’m about to relocate and make some important changes in my life, is how to make new friends and then how to keep them. Perhaps I’m still too used to my own shadow, but I’m quite used to being on my own. But on those dark days when you can’t see your shadow, you really do need to have someone about, don’t you. I’m enjoying this post so far, by the way, but it’s beginning to become a bit challenging.
I’m not a psychologist nor am I an expert on these matters. Time is also running out on us, so before I ramble on inconsequentially, let me leave you with a thought on what I’ll be looking out for when I’m ready to seek out new friends. On this note, I don’t think there’s ever a time when one can say whether she’s ready or not. The simple fact of the matter is that we all need them. But how many and how suitable they are for you should be carefully considered.
I can’t speak for everyone, but in my case I think no more than four girls should do it. Emotions are a complex issue and I think perhaps if the opportunity arises we could chat about that in another (longer) post. Also, I think its nice to have a bit of variety in one’s life, so, in my case, I wouldn’t mind having one girl who is into the same ballgames as I am. Although I’ve spent my entire life in Brooklyn, I’m a Boston Celtics fan. Yes, locals have accused me of a being a traitor.
But it couldn’t be helped. It has something to do with my cultural roots. But never mind that, time is running out on us, so I only have a few words left. Perhaps it would be apt to close with another old relevant saying. Where friendship is concerned, I think variety is the spice of life.