Real Friends Don’t Mind by Amanda Stevens
Sometimes one of you all post a reply to something that makes me think deeper on many things. She didn’t give it a title. I named it from the contents. For those who don’t know what we are talking about here is the link
Friends and Politic don’t mix
In the company of acquaintances, no, it doesn’t mix but in the company of real friends it does and can mix. It can be discussed. Real friends can talk about anything and remain friends. If someone think less of you for speaking on delicate topics then they were never your friend to lose.
Real friends do not ask nor demand that you bend your belief and opinions to match theirs. Acquaintances do. It’s acquaintances, who are merely letting the thoughts they already harbored about you come through when you disagree with them. It hasn’t just developed. It was already there. They’re merely using your opinion or the topic as an avenue to let it surface. You can’t lose that you never had.
It’s acquaintances whom you must be perfect for or at least their idea of perfect. Not real friends.
A real friend can learn the worst thing there’s to know about you and do not withhold their friendship. There’s a big difference between a friend and an acquaintance. When troubles come acquaintances and fair weather friends are gone. They don’t know you anymore. But a real friend stick by your side in rain or sunshine.
Those who truly matters in your life don’t mind if your opinions and ideas aren’t a parrot of their owns. It’s those who don’t matter are the ones who care about such things.