Relationships can easy or they can be extremely complicated. This can be determined in the way one conducts their personal interaction with another. Many times relationships are pushed into the realm of complication by acts of cowardice and selfishness.
This is why friendship is such a delicate subject matter. And without friendship a relationship is not going to last.
The concept of a friendship is to find common ground and interest with another person. This is the easy part. In the beginning people get to know one another and find excitement in the things learned. Life is so much more alive with a friend.
From the childhood on, the buddy system supports the healthy maturation of relationships. Children learn the foundation of sharing, and caring about something bigger then themselves. Because at stated before people need people.
The problem arises as child becomes adult. People gain prejudices, trust issues, and an attitude of ‘every person for themselves.’
The beauty childhood, is living a life of openness. Children say what they think, when they think it. It is living in a bubble of pure honesty. Children also act much kinder then their adult counterparts. Children share not just material possessions, but their essence and very souls with humanity.
Every adult has the capability to choose to act in a caring, respectful, and loving manner to one another. The sad truth is that many do not choose to do so.
William James has been quoted to say, “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
Miss Brown has suffered the lack of empathy and respect many times from people she thought to be friends.
True friends and real relationships have an open dialogue with one another. True friends do not knowingly ignore the thoughts and feelings of each other. True friends have fun with one another and make an effort to help one another when possible. True friends do not involve other people for their personal gain, pitting themselves in front of the friend.
True friends and people who choose to master the art of common courtesy simply ask, when unsure of a reaction.
Most importantly true friends and genuinely good people know when to apologize and feel remorse at the displeasure of their friend.
One cannot conduct a healthy relationship without accepting a friendship.
And while friendships have many layers, if cut too deep one may just lose an ally and more importantly a person worth having around.