“No man is an island” says a popular adage. So in this world you need people. It takes a man to sharpen the countenance of his friend, a man to recommend, introduce, encourage and love you, thus we need people for so many reasons. It is at this point that relationship comes into play. There are different kinds and levels of relationship. But of a truth you are related to everybody on the face of the earth, not necessary by blood, but by association. Today, we have divided they world into two, you are either my friend or enemy but this is a wrong classification because there are people who are not your friends neither are they your enemy, they are just on their own. And, we also make the mistake of calling everyone around us or that comes close to us friends.
It is not every one close to us that is a friend and not everyone far an enemy. So don’t judge people by how close they are because you can never tell who is a friend or an enemy by looking at the face or when the going is good. People get close to people for a whole lot of reasons but the worst scenario is if you are in power, famous or wealthy because every successful man is a friend to all. When you are in lime light, a lot of people will gather at your table. Some truly celebrates you, other are just there to enjoy what you have to offer while it last, since they can’t pull you down and few others are there waiting and doing everything for your down fall so that if it happens, they will shout on top of their voice “I said it”. “People are mischievous” were they exact words of a man who was laid off in the bank he worked because he decided to be friendly. He said “it is in situations that you get to know your friends because they stand by you, but those who are not will push you aside. But, you shouldn’t wait for situations to happen, before you try to identify the aim and objective of the people around you. You might not get to know their true intention but you should be on the alert.
A true friend is said to be scares. Yes of course, because every one of us is looking for that one person who is always there with you whether you are up or down and whether he is up or down. Some one that knows your weak point yet won’t use it against you because he trusts you to do the same for him. So at the end of the day no one wants to be that true Friend, a friend that will always identify and protect his friends. It takes nothing to be a true friend but it will take you much to be true to those you call friends. Hence watch out for those friends that are true to you, friends that will tell you what you did or are doing is wrong in other words “honest” not minding how you will feel and keep them around. And also those that will dance to every tune you play even when they don’t enjoy it and keep them around, because at this point you know who is who.