By: Raazia Syed

Friendship is a precious gift; it is a pleasure and fun amongst them who have common interests. We meet many people daily but everyone cannot be our friend because friendship is a matter of selection. Great philosopher Aristotle says that “Friendship is a single soul living in two bodies.”

Buddies, man is known by the company he keeps, so here we are discussing about qualities of good friends.

1.    Trust Worthy

Always keep in mind that in building any relationship trust plays a vital role. If your friend has habit of back biting moreover he or she breaches your trust he is not trustworthy and not your friend.

2.    Caring and lovable

Good friends always care and love each other, they are just like your family, and you can share each and everything with them. They also share their problems with you. Actually, good buddies are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they are always there.

3.    Sacrifices and Forgiveness

These two are most important qualities of loyal friends. They get ready to sacrifice for your little happiness. Sometimes they give lunch to you or sometimes they share their copies and pencils with you and don’t demand them back. When they quarrel with you they try to patch up, they have power to forgive.

4.    More criticism, less appreciation

A true friend mostly criticizes you but only in a positive way, he knows about your good and bad habits so he or she wants to see you more confident, good, and noble person.

5.    Good Listener

A best friend is always a good listener too; a very famous saying about friendship is, “The secret to friendship is being a good listener.” Best friend can be cooperative and helpful for you.

In short friendship is a treasure, but don’t expect too much from your friends because they are also humans and more expectations always hurt.

Published in Young Nation magazine on May 21, 2016