We all know the phrase ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed.‘ For every human friendship is necessary to make life lively and interesting. What is your daily routine? Never keep bad friends.
What is your daily routine? Wake up early in the morning, freshen up, go for a morning walk? Do you walk with friends, meet people while travelling and at work? The coexistence makes life what it is. Our sharing in this life journey belongs to no one in particular but all of us in it.
Moral Story – Never Keep Bad Friends
A man took a glass of water and kept on the table. Due to some urgent work, he went out of the room. Near to the glass of water, a bottle of poison also was on the table. Looking at the water, poison smiled and said, “your life will end soon because that man will drink you.”
Those words gave a shock to the water and asked the poison to suggest a way to escape from this problem. Poison replied, “I will give a drop from me to you and that will change your colour. When the man sees your colour change, he will not drink.” The water felt happy and found a saviour in poison.
Water requested poison to mix a drop into the water to save. Poison mixed a drop into the water and the colour of the water changed. The man returned and took the glass of water to drink. When he saw the colour change, he left the room without drinking the water.
His action thrilled the water and said, “my friend poison saved me”. Water told to poison, Water told to poison, “Now you can change me to the original condition and colour.”
With a simple smile, poison replied, “friend, I can only mix with the water, but I can not take back from the water. Now you are poison and not pure water.”
What did you learn from this story?
Some friends are like poison. We do not recognise them. They inject poison in our thoughts and actions. We trust them as our saviours. Without our permission and knowledge, their poison grows very fast in our life. We identify their reality only when everything is out of control.
Remember, we have only one life and that also short. Be cautious when selecting friends.
Never mix friendship with the thoughts of religion, casteism and politics.
Need for friendship
You will meet people with different characters in life. Some are close friends with whom you share your stories. Sometimes, you get offended by your close friends. When they apologize do not shut them out.
Always keep in mind that the purpose of your life is to achieve a goal of peace and satisfaction. You cannot achieve this goal on just your own without the help of others.
Everyone has stories in their life, either sad or happy. If we do not share those stories, that makes it unlived. To make your life journey interesting, you need the help of others by sharing warmth, love, ideas and stories together.
Your ultimate aim should be to become better yourself. To achieve that aim, you need to hear voices that are harsh, contrary and on many occasions unsolicited. That helps to test your conviction and position.
You must have heard the well-known saying, “All that glitters is not gold“. The meaning is that not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so. This applies to people as well.
Use your brain and a keen eye to separate chalk from cheese. At times, precious gems sparkle from the most unlikely sources.
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10 Differences Between Good Friends and Toxic Friends
- Celebrate your success.
- Respect your alone time.
- Good friends are caring and empathetic.
- Respect you and value your friendship.
- Enjoy exchanging opinions.
- Believe your words.
- Call you because they miss you.
- Accept you the way you are.
- Know that everyone has their friends, and they won’t judge you for that.
- Know how to keep a secret.
- Get jealous of your achievement.
- Try to occupy all your time.
- Judge and criticise you.
- Lose their temper easily.
- Only want to win an argument.
- Doubt everything you say.
- Find you only when they need your help.
- Try to change and control you.
- Don’t like your other friends.
- Say things they shouldn’t say.
Never keep bad friends else they will inject poison in your life. That will grow in your life without your permission and knowledge and affect your personal, family and community life. We all need friends, try to identify the person and if found anything wrong at any time, avoid that friendship.
Are you careful in selecting friends?
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