As each year passes I'm more and more thankful. Not just for my health but for the people who are in my life. My friends.
Who we give our time and allow in our lives is a very underrated decision.
Who you communicate with regularly outside of shit like work and school is important. Whether it's by phone, text, or in person.
This can apply to relationships also. I feel you need to be friends with a potential partner first before making a huge commitment like a relationship. I promise you'll both be thankful that you did.
Here are the people you need in your life.
THE "AYE YOU TRIPPIN" FRIEND
I was going through some shit years ago where I was drinking heavily everyday. It was pretty bad. I couldn't do shit without alcohol. It didn't even last 2 weeks. One of my closest friends pulled me back down to earth and told me
"Bruh, you trippin. Get your shit together."
He didn't wait for my behavior to affect him to say something to me. My behavior never did affect him. He saw me spiraling out of control and like a real one he stepped up and let me know I was trippin.
He cared enough to possibly put our friendship on the line to ensure I would be safe. A solid friend you need in your corner. You have to have someone in your life who isn't afraid to tell you you're wrong.
THE IMAGINATIVE FRIEND
Imagination is a very underrated trait. Imaginative people bring the best out of other people. They can make great things come to life that didn't exist moments ago.
Majority of my friends are imaginative and we always have great memories and adventures because of their imaginations.
Imaginative friends are very optimistic also which is HUGE in life.
THE "WE CAN DISAGREE BUT WE COOL" FRIEND
I don't like being around people I agree with all the time. It's boring. I like being able to disagree with people because it's a reminder that we're unique.
If I disagree with you on something I'm actually interested on the route you took to arrive to your opinion on what we disagree about.
Being able to disagree with someone without being disrespectful and still act like adults to just move on and not fuck up the bond is some gangsta shit.
THE "I SEE YOU NEED SPACE" FRIEND
Sometimes you need to fallback. Sometimes you need alone time to think. You need a friend that doesn't need to be told that. They can just pick up the vibe, read between the lines, and just let you do you and not get offended in the process.
You don't need a needy friend that wants you to contact them every fucking day. Those type of people will switch up on you in a heartbeat. Only kids should be needy like that. If they're offended that you need alone time then they're a snake and will practice disloyalty somewhere down the line.
THE "WE JOANING CAUSE I LOVE YOU" FRIEND
Real friends joan on each other and bond over it. Real friends don't get mad. If you're joaning with your friends and they start getting personal with the flame then they've had some built up animosity towards you for a while.
You supposed to ride and let the jokes fly.
THE SUPPORTIVE FRIEND
Rough day? They're there.
Great day? They're there.
New project or passions? They're there.
It's impossible to be there for everything but when your friend makes an effort to support you in any way possible it's a blessing.
THE TRAVELING FRIEND
You just need one good traveling buddy. If you have more than one, great. A lot of people love to renege on trips but you just need that one solid friend that you know without a doubt they're on the road or the plane with you.
Get you these friends and appreciate the fuck out of them.