On Friendships [#DailyDEBO]

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Coasting off yesterday’s post about dating, I decided it was equally important – maybe more important – to share my thoughts about relationships. Not necessarily romantic ones, but the platonic ones, or the ones we have with our friends.

Like how weird is it to pick a person and declare “this human is cool, I’ll keep this one around” and then we just foster a friendship from that? 

I’ve experienced a time, not long ago when I felt like I had no friends. It was depressing. And I decided I never want to feel like that again. So in the last few years, I have made it a point to cultivate genuine friendships. Now, my social circle is growing at an exponential rate. 

That’s not to say everything is perfect or even peaceful. I have faults. I can be stubborn and outspoken. I can be bossy and obnoxious. Everyone in my crew has their faults too. After all, we are human. And although I love every one of my friends, I have extra love for the ones I’ve disagreed with, fought with, and challenged. Like, hey – we don’t see eye-to-eye and that DOES NOT have to affect our friendship. 

So like, hey! Cheers to you guys. I appreciate your opposing views and our casual disagreements – it means you believe in something and have the confidence to stand up for your beliefs. It means that your open mind has allowed you to see my view, express yours, and acknowledge an opposition. I am grateful to share these experiences for the sake of understanding and growth. So, if you have been one of those people, thank you. #DailyDEBO

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