Friday, May 8, 2020

How to Differentiate Between True Friends and Neutral Friends

True friends don't care about your imperfection, they only care about making you imperfection perfect. 

A friend they say, sticks closer than a brother. But, I would debunk that by saying; A true friend sticks closer to you than a neutral friend. Some persons will call you their friend, but their approach towards your optimistic goals, downturns or challenges, is severely startling.




A friend is someone other than your family or lover that you share close affection with. You share kindness, sympathy, empathy, compassion, common interests, common beliefs loyalty, and fun with them(www.betterhelp.com).


A true friend sticks around in your worst moments, a true friend pushes and motivates you to be a better you without asking for any compensation in return, a true friend dust your knees and pulls you up when you fall or fail, a true friend links you to greater opportunities, a true friend does not leave you for the best simply because you are still struggling to be the best, a true friend assists you to be successful in life the best way he/she can, a true friend consoles you and at the same time cry with you when you are at your lowest, a true friend helps you open closed doors in life that seems too hard to open, a true friend corrects you without partiality when you are treading the wrong path in life, a true friend never allows you make the same mistake they made rather they'll allow you learn from their mistake then make you make that same mistake, a true friend keeps confidential issues and histories about you, etc. A neutral friend does the reverse.
A true friend sticks around in your worst moments, a true friend pushes and motivates you to be a better you without asking for any compensation in return, a true friend dust your knees and pulls you up when you fall or fail, a true friend links you to greater opportunities, a true friend does not leave you for the best simply because you are still struggling to be the best, a true friend assists you to be successful in life the best way he/she can, a true friend consoles you and at the same time cry with you when you are at your lowest, a true friend helps you open closed doors in life that seems too hard to open, a true friend corrects you without partiality when you are treading the wrong path in life, a true friend never allows you make the same mistake they made rather they'll allow you learn from their mistake then make you make that same mistake, a true friend keeps confidential issues and histories about you, etc. A neutral friend does the reverse.

A neutral friend is never there in your lowest moments but will always come around in your happiest moments. You will never find them when you are struggling to make ends meats but they'll come around the slightest minute they hear you are making and helping people make ends meats. They'll flock around you like a fly feasting on meat, and when the meat is all gone they'll pretend you never existed.




I once had my own share of those two kinds of friendship. Whilst in the university, I had this over flamboyant lifestyle of helping permit me to, so-called friends in need. Even to a point where one of them laughed at me to scorn when conversing with a true friend of mine, that I was being too wasteful, by helping friends financially when not needed. Lucky for me, I got scolded by a true friend, and the neutral friend that was greedy due to my altruistic nature of helping friends in need, was nowhere to be found when I went all broke (then in school). Thinking that was enough, I met the same set of friends in my present professional pursuits. To cut the whole story short, I learnt a great deal because of my first ordeal and it seriously taught me how to differentiate between TRUE FRIENDS and NEUTRAL FRIENDS.

Please, be guarded and learn today to differentiate between true friends and neutral friends, I don't mean foes, because we already know that foes are like enemies. I'm talking about so-called friends in sheep clothing that are sapping from you instead of helping you grow. Who are your friends? If you come across a true friend in your life, cherish them, good friends don't come by that easy. Be guarded!

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