If you have a friend you are one lucky human. If you don't, let's find you one.
To be truly accepted as an individual and shown your value through a connection with someone outside of your being is a marvel.
Friends are the source of great pleasure throughout life, a soft place to land during hard times.
I've heard it said there are 3 kinds of friendships in our world;
1.Friendship of profit, this first friendship is more of a friendship of usefulness, one where you reciprocate benefits to and from.
2. Friendship of common interest, this friendship is based off enjoyment of time with a companion.
3. Friendship of good, this friendship contains complete acceptance, mutual respect and understanding, and a real appreciation for the person as they are.
The first two types of friendship remain the lowest of value, they are nice to have when needing company, yet seeking to create the last (#3) a friendship of goodness, is the greatest goal, this friendship makes you a lucky one.
If you are a person who struggles to make friendships it is not because you are not likeable, it is mainly that you don't feel comfortable around others, or you might struggle to trust others because of past traumas, yes, these are hard things to overcome. It is still very much worth trying, working through the desire to push others away, and allowing yourself the hope of a good friend. If you need to talk to someone about your self isolation and loneliness, reach out, find a therapist. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists.
I am a lucky human, and I wish for you to be too.
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*Disclaimer - This blog is not intended to be a replacement for medical or mental health treatment.