Life can be a dark and ugly place if you don’t have someone to be there for your good and happy days, incredible and even the worst moments. We tend to filter our friends during our life-time, sometimes we forget to connect and we lose them and, many times we realize with time passing by that some friends are not actually the friends that we want them to be. Sincere friendship is something unique, pure, and comes from the deepest corners of our hearts.
Only a few people get to share these kinds of connections. Thankfully I am one of them. Growing up in an unusual environment that made my reality a bit more different than I was actually witnessing, I always found it difficult to connect with people, at least with some of them. This also comes with the fact that I didn’t know what was happening to me during those times and why I was so different from all the other people. This is a whole other story that I’ll probably cover in a different post.
What I realized later is that this feeling of ‘being different’ is actually the best thing ever. Yes, it took a lot of time, but I’m so happy and so blessed to be able to be myself and even to be an example for the people that don’t have this courage yet. Everything was of course possible because of the people I surrounded myself with. And this is what matters in life, always surround yourself with friends that inspire you, and that will support and be there for all your bad and good days.
During my first job interview, I was asked by the partner “Do you have many friends?”. Of course, the first tendency is to say “Yes, of course,” because this shows that you are a social person and that everyone wants to be around you. Instead, I replied, “No, I can count my friends with my fingers, they are not many of them but they are the best they can be”. The partner smiled and was surprised by my honest answer and nevertheless, I got the job offer a week later.
I see many people not able to be themselves even around their friends and this makes me really sad because friendship should be your best comfort zone where you can be yourself and where you can express yourself and however you feel. Instead, I see people trying to please other people, scared of social rejection, and expressing fake attitudes towards even the most sensible moments.
If you can’t be yourself in general, at least try your best to show your true self to your friends, to your family, and to your loved ones. I’m grateful for all the beautiful people that I’ve met until now. These people shaped who I am today and thank God, I didn’t choose to isolate true self. Be happy, be you, until next time! 🙂