Another type of rare love

It is often said that true love is rare.  Many people find romantic love, but making it last is difficult, especially to one person for the rest of our lives.  In a culture where changing relationships is common practice, this is especially true.  However, I hardly see posts, songs, or television shows about other types of rare love, particularly true friendship.

In grade school most of us had at least one friend, most had a handful to several.  However, as hormones begin to fly, and kids grow into adults and discover who they are, people change along with their friendships.  I was a docile kid, the stereotypical doormat.  I let people say and do what they wanted to me and just fume to myself, this was the case all the way up until a few short years ago.  I’m shy and introverted and so I spent quite a bit of time alone, but still needed friends.  In fact, quality friendships are as important to me as family.

Like a lot of millennials, I grew up watching Boy Meets World and wanted desperately to have the kind of friendship that Cory and Shawn had.  I had a couple friendships like that, but they did not run as deep or last as long as I had hoped.  In some cases, it was a blessing to no longer be close with as they were mentally abusive, and a few were even bullies.  With other people we are separated by distance but keep in contact as much as adulthood allows.

Ultimately, I learned that a good, solid friendship is hard to come by.  In fact I would argue it is just as difficult to find as romantic love.  Friends come and go, but it is rare to find someone who wishes to be invested in your life.  This is not to say that I don’t have wonderful friends, or have t found the friendship I was looking for, just that life has taught me just how valuable it is.  It you have a best fried That is like a sibling, then you are blessed, cherish them.

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