Friendship is one of the most valuable relationships you will have in your life. There’s a saying that your friends are the family that you get to choose. Our friends are sent here to deepening our understanding of life and relationships. The first real relationship that we form outside of our family system is with a friend. They teach us the importance of genuine connections.
As children we are filled with innocence and joy. We lose our innocence as we move through life. We begin to judge and condemn each other for our differences, instead of embracing each other for those differences as we did in our youth. We place unrealistic expectations on our friends and begin to want them to be more like us or we want to be more like them.
We used to love and accept each other for our raw, unfiltered, flawed selves, but as adults we isolate those that are different from who we are. We place labels on anyone that does not fit into what we believe is “normal” and call them “crazy.” It has somehow become acceptable to condemn and isolate individuals for being different.
Our uniqueness is what keeps the world going. We will meet different types of people as we continue along our journey. They will be unique, quirky, and spontaneous, but they will be perfect. Just as you are. We need to begin to foster genuine, authentic relationships with one another and accept each other for our uniqueness. It starts by you accepting me for who I am and me accepting you for who you are.