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5 Ironclad Ways to Be A More Genuine Friend | Wealthy Gorilla
"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant."' Before we begin, let us first understand why becoming a genuine friend is important at all! The answer is pretty simple.

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Socrates

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”

Socrates

Don't Gossip

Most of us want to be popular and resort to tactics like showing of and gossiping. The long term affects of being a gossip monger (losing trust and respect) outweigh any short term popularity you get.

Don't judge your friends

Most of our judgments towards our friends are wrong, and doing so leads to you being judged wrongly too.

Do not form opinions and pass judgments (not even mentally) and be happy to see your friendships blossom.

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Understanding friendships

Understand why some friends stay for years, while others fade away after a few months, or weeks. 

If you understand the nature of the friendship you have with a person, you can better...

Simple Friendships

  • Associate:  The relationship revolves around that specific thing, and you barely ever talk about anything else.
  • Useful Contact: With this type of friend, you exchange useful information, job opportunities, industry news, you introduce each other to people, exchange tips on good deals, etc. But, you don’t discuss personal matters with each other.
  • Favor Friend: This the type of friendship you could have with a nice colleague or neighbor. You help each other with the simple stuff.
  • Fun Friend: This is the type of friend that makes you take yourself less seriously. The friendship doesn’t require a lot of investment from you; it’s just about relaxing, having a drink, partying, laughing, etc. 
  • Helpmate

    This is like having two simple friendships in one; you socialize with this person, and you help each other as well. 

    This one you can ask for lifts to the airport, and call during emergencies like car accidents. You don’t rely on your helpmate for emotional support.

    Essential for our survival

    Friendships need to be carefully acquired to avoid negative influences. Friendships need a continuous effort that can be difficult to manage. They will go through ups and downs and will be subject ...

    Advantages of friendships

    Friendships create diversity. Your chances of dealing with certain problems are increased if you have friends with different skillsets.

    • For instance, the death of a partner. Your survival is dependent on having close friends who can support you through difficult times.
    • Friends with different interests, strengths, and weaknesses provide a safe space to help us test our ideas and develop our character.
    • Friends with different talents can help us realize our own potential.
    • Our life expectancy increases with a network of reliable friends.

    A key component of success

    If friendship becomes another checkbox on your to-do list, you're probably going to miss out on good friendships.

    If we put in some effort into learning how to become a good friend, the rest will come easier. With friendships, we live longer, with more laughter, less fear, and a higher quality of life.