Beneath the Façade of Friendship

A true friendship is a feeling of love, sharing and caring. Friendship is not a façade for someone to play ‘hide-and-seek’. It is a feeling that someone understands and appreciates you as you are, without any exaggeration, flattery and pretensions. Moreover, a true friend stands by you through thick and thin, and they will never stab behind you.
Friends don’t do things like lovers usually do. They don’t kiss passionately. They don’t have sex. They don’t do things ‘romantically’. Yet, some people are squeezing out the advantages out from their friends, especially those who have close friends of opposite sex. It cannot be blamed when one has the fear of losing his or her close friends. We all have that ‘fear’. It’s not novel, but sometimes we are unconscious with the actions taken due to that ‘fear’. For instance, some guys would tell others that they had sex with his best friend. The reason is obvious – Either because he doesn’t want to lose her, or it’s because he wanted to keep his ego or pride on the line. The consequences of such action might be intolerable as this involves downgrading the dignity of a woman, and a friend. He might have a ‘temporary’ winning cup, but once the secret is revealed then the game is over. A ‘true friend’ would forgive and forget, but does that still make a friend to stick with you after all the trusts have been broken into pieces? It happens around us, everyday. Sometimes, we do hear this thing happened to our dear friends, yet, we are unable to help them. Instead, we would keep distancing ourselves from this kind of people. The disappointment is there as the trust has been broken. Think thoroughly before you say a thing or even share the stories of your close friends to others. You might need to consider that not all of us would love to listen to the story, but having a juicy gossip is enough to make us considered as updated.
What would you do if you heard when one of your friend badmouthing or making a false statement of his or her close friend? Who would you trust after you’ve listened to both sides of the story?

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