I just don’t get it. They say true friends go long periods of time without speaking and still never question the friendship. A true friend implies the presence of the deepest connection, so why would anyone with those connections choose to go long periods of time without connecting?
The quality of any friendship will usually depend on how we’ve been brought up and whether the emphasis we had was on people or things. It’s important for anyone who wants to have true friends, to be a true friend. Personally I’m not sure going long periods without speaking to someone we care about, can be classed as a true friend. A true friends’ priority should always be to keep in touch.
A true friend completely understands our past, is someone who believes in us and will be there in our future. True friends make time for one another and will put the other first in times of need, without making an excuse for not being in touch. When we’re going through hard times that’s when we find out who our true friends really are.
We seem to live in a different era now where our priorities are slightly antiquated. We tend to forget about others, as we continue to deal with what’s going on in our own lives. Our priorities have changed. If we genuinely care about the people in our lives we will always make time. Nobody should be too busy to be a genuine friend.
There seems to be a new kind of acceptance on what friendship means and society’s running with it. The balance has shifted. We’re no longer in touch. We accept that and still class ourselves as true friends. Regardless of whether we agree with its new form or not, the old-fashioned form always put people first.
In my own mind, when we’re not in touch for weeks or months at a time, I’m not sure where that makes us a true friend.