|Delving into the Intangibles|
|“A friend indeed”|
A true friend is someone you have chosen of your own free will.
An acquaintance is someone you just happen to know.
A friend in need is a friend indeed. My late husband often said, if you are ready to give up your life or money for a friend, then the friendship is real. It is a relationship between two hearts linked together by something intangible: compassion, chemistry, understanding or shared feelings, for example.
On the other hand, a mere friend or acquaintance is someone with whom you might have a common interest, an official or master-servant relationship, or a companion pursuing the same hobby, etcetera. This type of relationship is not permanent but just something convenient for a certain time. A business relationship, for instance, should be simple and cool.
You can get into trouble if you do not appreciate the distinction.
A relationship with a friend you have chosen will provide you with dreams, hopes and joys, guiding you in a positive direction. But you must take responsibility even if, after lasting a long time, it should happen to come to an end.
How many true friends do you have?
You can not make a true friend instantly.