The definition of the word friend is a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations.
We can consider ourselves fortunate to count one genuine friend in our lives.
The reason I say ‘genuine friends’ are those who you can trust and whose loyalty is unconditional.
I am not talking about the five thousand people who maxed out your social media account although some of them may be close friends, but those who are genuinely there to support you in real life.
People may not be able to be there for you all of the time but can be there for you some of the time.
I have noted that some of our friends are just starting out with new careers or their own businesses. They are hoping to promote their work by advertising on several online platforms.
It takes a lot of arduous work and discipline to run a business, and the most we can do to support them is to share their business on our social media platforms.
It does not really matter whether you have an interest in the nature of their business, but others might.
Instead of just putting an emoji on their wall, wouldn’t it be more constructive to share so that it reaches thousands of people.
The one thing that doesn’t surprise me are people who are self-absorbed. They pressurise you to promote or write a review for them but have no interest in supporting your business.
Those are people you usually do know. They acknowledge you when your popularity rating is getting high and will message you when they need you for recognition.
I have a great network of people from all over the world on my social media platforms. I don’t get to interact with all of them as the algorithms are random.
I admit , I am not a Facebook or Instagram addict, I mainly use these platforms for my achievements, and I if have something thought provoking to say.
I like to keep up to date on what is happening in each of my friends lives to praise or encourage them through good and tough times.
Posts that don’t resonate with me I do not comment on.
I have my own website for the purposes of mental, emotional, and spiritual balance. I use my Facebook and LinkedIn platforms to reach out to others.
I am the kind of person who would show my support for anyone regardless of whether or not they support me.
The way to balance a friendship is that we equally value and respect each other.
In everything there must be a balance.
The Scripture of Balance