A friend in need is
a friend indeed.
We hear this often. We think we understand it, but not quite
well. It is true really. And one knows about the truth of it only when
one faces a tough situation and is need of a help.
It is said that we cannot
choose mother, father, brother sister etc., but we can choose who our friends
can be. Our friends help us to move in a circle, socialize, and share our feelings. Friends are in the same
phase with us and agree or disagree with us in more coherent way. That feeling
of same phase, bonds us and gives us a good feeling too. Often a person feels shy to ask some thing from another, but does not hesitate to ask the same from a friend. So it generally a friend whom we contact in case of an urgent need of help in terms of job, money, advice and service.
A friend is someone who likes
us and our company in spite of our bad qualities and limitations in our
abilities. Friends make bonds and
contribute to each other’s development.
A great example of friends from Hindu mythology is Krishna and
Kuchela. Krishna gives riches to Kuchela
when Kuchela comes to him in the hour of great poverty and hunger.
Friends help one another in all
phases of life. They come without expecting returns, in general. Many
occasions, we see that friends help each other in studies, jobs, duty and so
on. Friends also make relations across religions, castes and borders. This
enhances the national and international harmony
People try to make friends with others
as and when they can. It is a natural tendency. So friendship has become so
important in life. Internationally, a day has been reserved for celebrating
Friendship should be helpful,
mutually beneficial, but it is bad and unforgivable to cheat friends. Friends
should freely exchange their views and understand each other, what they can do
for each other. That will avoid uncomfortable situations and misunderstanding.
Friendship is friendship whether it is between people of same gender or opposite
These days, often
it becomes difficult for a friend to help another due to personal life and busy
schedule one has. People say that one
helps another expecting a greater return at a later stage. One must learn that friendship is not going to
movies together, drinking together or spending some time together.
Friendship is helping one another in hour of
real need of our friend. Friendship is
seeing our friend happy and safe at all times of his or her life. When a friend approaches us with a request we must try to help as much as we can to reduce his pain or improve his situation.