Treat A Friend Like A Friend

The idea of treating a friend like a friend may seem like an obvious one to most people, but sadly it is not followed as much as it should be.

I come from Vancouver Canada, and growing up there had a lot of what the English might call, “Taking the Piss”, we would jokinly point out other peoples poor choice in clothing we laugh at their mistakes, and generally make fun of our friends every chance we got. If there are three of us in a room, and only two chairs, we tended to race for the two chairs and laugh at the guy that doesn’t get one.This was pretty normal as a kid, and although it pretty much causes everyone some unhappiness, most of us eventually get over it, and get on with life.

As I have gotten older, I find most of all my friends gave up this poor behavior, they offer their chairs to friends, and become complimentary and supportive, generally, good friends. A small minority though continue to be a poor friend.

Eventually after many years, you might find there is only one person who still treats you like this, the joke is old and tired and no longer funny. With that particular person being the only one in your life that is still trying to take the last doughnut, insult you, talk behind your back, laugh at you, and generaly undermine your every move, you realize “With a friend like this, Who needs an enemy?”

If all someone does is act like a jerk all the time, isn’t that what they really are?

Sometimes it is just best to treat your friends like friends, otherwise people will eventualy get tired of you, and spend their time hanging out with better people. No one likes to put up with abuse. We all need to begin acting like adults once we grow up.

2 Responses to Treat A Friend Like A Friend

  1. I’ve always been a good friend to my friends and wondered why others found it so hard to be. This is when I was a teenager when sarcasm and mockery were the preferred modes of communication. Finally, I ducked out of the whole “friends” scene and started reading poetry. At least the poets were saying things I was interested in hearing. Later on, as I matured myself, I found others with whom I could speak heart to heart and spirit to spirit..

  2. @nothingprofound
    Yes indeed NP, why do some people find it so hard to be a good friend ?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Go to top