Friendships are important, but sometimes you don’t understand how they work and what they do for you. It’s hard to put your finger on it, but you know that friendships are special. They make you feel good, they make you laugh, and sometimes they even save your life.
But what exactly is it that makes friendships so important? And how do they impact our lives? Let’s find out.
“Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends.” – Madagascar Proverb
1. Friends can make you happier and healthier
Friends are the best thing that can happen to you, and they’re also really important for your physical health. When we lose friends we get sad and it’s worth taking time from life events like work or school just so you don’t feel lonely all day long!
Maintaining strong interpersonal connections helps promote good psychological well being which leads to having an improved quality of life in general including feeling less stressed about everything going on around us today because there will always be someone else willing to lend a helping
2. Friends can help you overcome tough times
We all go through tough times in our lives, and it’s always helpful to have a good friend by our side. A friend can provide support and understanding and can be a shoulder to cry on when we need it.
Friends are like a safety net, there to catch you when things go wrong and help guide your way back up again. They’re also great for moral support during hard times – just remember that no matter what happens in life it will get better!
3. Friends can challenge you to be your best
When we’re with our friends, it feels like nothing can stop us from being who we want to be. They challenge you and make sure that even your worst moments are not forgotten about or left behind for good
We surround ourselves with people who love unconditionally because they know the real version of us inside warts included! And yet still these friendships offer an opportunity: A chance at growth–seasoned not just through life’s ugly parts but also on top thanks entirely due to them helping sharpen each other’s shine
4. Friends can make you smarter
Everyone feels insecure at times. However, having friends who believe in you might boost your self-esteem by teaching you to value and love yourself more.
Encouragement from your friends may help you feel more confident when you’re feeling insecure by showering you with praise and encouragement. Your friends will talk about how wonderful you are and how much good you can accomplish.
5. Friendship is a two-way street
The golden rule of friendship is that you should treat others as they would like to be treated. That means being there for your friends when they need you and respecting their feelings and opinions.
A true friend is someone who is always there for you, no matter what. So if you have a friend who is always there for you, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate their friendship.
6. Friendships are worth the effort
Friendships are tight and long-lasting. They’re worth every effort you put in to maintain them because they last so much longer than casual relationships do!
Friends are a great way to learn and grow. Spending time with friends who act differently than us can open up new perspectives, as well as help us understand ourselves through honest feedback from them.
The value of friendship cannot be overstated. Friends make us happier and healthier, help us through tough times, challenge us to be our best, and make us smarter. And the best part is that friendship is a two-way street – so we should always be there for our friends, just as they are there for us. Listen to our podcast on friendship.