EP14 – Friendship – What it means to you?
In this podcast episode, we speak about the key characteristics we look for in friendships. Characteristics like honesty, openness, trust, respect, and people being on a similar path in life
How do we define friendships?
Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people, but the definition of friends differ from person to person.
The characteristics we look for in friends also differs.
What does it take to maintain a friendship?
Maintaining a friendship is a two-way thing but there are things you can do to help maintain it and taking it to the next level:-
1. Reaching Out
Make the effort, reach out to your friends and try and arrange a moment to catch up or see each other.
2. Making time for the other person
With life speeding at 100 miles per hour maintaining friendship can be tricky, technology and social media make us feel like we are having deep human interaction when in reality it’s not.
Social media has resulted in a large number of friendships, but it’s about quality rather than quantity when it comes to friendships.
Make time for your friends, maybe schedule time to call your friend or meetso you can have that deep human interaction
3. Being reliable
Don’t be the person that continuously lets your friend down, make the commitment and stand by your words
4. Open Up
Vulnerability and showing your true self is complicated. It leads to deep friendship, but it can also scare people away if you go deep too quickly.
5. Experience new things together
A new experience is an excellent way to create new memories, that you can relive in the future.
5. Speak the Truth
If you want to make quality friendships, you need to take off your masks by being yourself and speaking the truth.
If you want friends, you have to be a friend.