Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The True Face of a Friend

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."

- George Washington

To say you have a true friend is to imply that you have known them for longer than a few weeks, that you have gone through trials and tribulations that have made you even closer to one another. A true friend is someone who isn't afraid to point out that you did something wrong, and tries to help you in any way possible.

The truest friends stick with you when things get tough, and don't doubt their decisions about it either. True friends are the one's you can tell your password to, the one's you can share anything with and not be judged.

"A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses."

- Proverbs 27:19

This quote is very powerful because it is saying that the friends you have reflect who you are as a person. Friends are friends because they have like beliefs, but even though they disagree on some things, they still accept one another. Friends have a code of honor with one another, although never or rarely mentioned you expect things from your friends and they expect things from you. 

This belief system holds up with almost every true friendship I have had. True friends are the people that keep you in check, just as they expect from you. I believe this quote speaks towards the code of honor you share because part of choosing a friend is knowing that they will live up to it and you will live up to theirs.

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