My ramblings on Friendship considering its Friendship Day!
Being an insomniac has many disadvantages: Feeling tired and lifeless in the mornings, not to mention the fact that we are often sleepy when we wake up after our short periods of sleep. But the obvious advantage is the excess of time to do things you may or may not want to do. This excess time has often helped me catch up to my favorite sitcom or complete a very interesting book. But off late I have realized when I don’t have anything particularly interesting to do, this excess time is also a major pain in the backside. You tend to think a lot and consider things that you may not even have noticed. I have always had this “Thinking” problem. My friends call me an over-thinker. I, for one, agree with them wholeheartedly but can do nothing to change this fact except to find something to occupy my time with.
But, getting back to the topic, in my hours of insomnia I have come to realize that while we may not talk to someone, may not be in talking terms with them. There is always this tug that we feel whenever we see them. The tug is either to shout at them and make them realize how much our heart wishes to cover the distance between us. Or it is to just apologize and hope that someday we will succeed in getting our friend back. While this may or may not be possible, it does not change the fact that we have indeed lost a friend whether it may be by our fault or by nature’s intervention.
In my short life, losing a fair amount of friends and gaining a certain number of new ones I have come to realize that any friend, no matter how annoying or irritating, has his/her pros. And while we may dislike the way they behave or act around us or in general public. We continue to care for them. But it may not change our annoyance and irritation which causes us to do things which we may regret in the future. Trust me I know regret well enough that I can tell you to not do a thing regardless of how much better it may make you feel at that moment. In today’s world finding a friend who constantly criticizes or embarrasses you, may not seem so likable but the truth is you’re happy to have them there and you need them just as much as you need your best friend. With time when you lose someone close to you, you start regretting those jokes, those outbursts and those stupidities which have pushed your friend away from you. And once that happens your apologies and your regret matter as much as the promise of an immortal life which is nothing since it is not true.
Advice for the wise: Don’t let your ego or your anger ever come between any friendship. Because once you lose it, you have lost it and it won’t ever be the same again.
Now ending my stupid monologue on my awesome blog, I’d just like to thank all my friends for being there through thick, thin, long, short, tough, easy and even crazy times. You made me what I am and no matter any regrets, any joy, any tears I shed or laughter that came out of me. I love you (Strictly friendly for the ladies and bromance for the guys)! I hope our friendship endures through all that time can throw at us and then we can get drunk and laugh at its foolish attempts. No matter where you are, when you are, how you are, I will always be by your side.
Happy Friendship Day!
Some relations are made, some are godsend
Those that stay through everything, they are called friends!
They laugh with you in good times, they laugh with you in bad
But in this journey called life, they are siblings you never had!