Yup its the famous refrain from the hit sitcom ‘Friends’. As you must have already figured it out, I’m going to talk about friends and this strange bond called ‘friendship’. Today, in the evening i had a chat with one of my room mates from my days in XLRI. I must say that the marketing prof once confessed that he was supposed to be the brightest guys in the class. Well anyways, he was telling me about some differences which had come between him and another one of my room mates(who happens to be another good friend of mine)……AGAIN !!! This has been an on-off thing for these fellows and they must have had quarrels umpteen number of times. However, it made me realize about my own journey all these years.
Since childhood, all i can remember is our luggage being packed up for yet another of our house shifting or, in some cases, inter-state transfers. Our family has always shifted from house to house, city to city. Learning new languages, meeting new people, thats been regular fare for me. Well, its not that i’m complaining but still what more can you expect from a child so small. In all these years of transfers, i made friendship with many people of different types. Now the scenario is such that half of my friends don’t remember me. Some faded away from my memory, some forgot me, some failed to recognize me, some said “aren’t you the one who…..”, some still remain loyal, some still keep contact in whatever method possible, some never lose an opportunity to pull my leg, i never lose an opportunity to pull the legs of some. Whatever be the reasons, conditions or circumstances, these are the people who have a share in shaping me what i am today.
All these people are different from each other, no one is similar(naturally). So according to my previous post, i cannot EXPECT them to act in a particular manner. Expectations are the root cause for all our emotional outbursts. I must also confess that i just love the spontaneity of my friends, it adds spice to your life and makes everything unpredictable. Here’s the best way to beat stress after a hectic day- pick up the phone and dial a number from your phone list (excluding the office numbers, of course..lols). I should give credit to the person (again, a new friend) from whose blog i got this idea. It looks very simple but believe me its best method around to act as a stress buster. Try it out yourself and see the results. So you can say i that my cure for headaches is right there in my pockets —inside my cellphone :):):)
This blog acts as an ode to all of my friends out there. Thanks for being there for me and at-least remembering me. It has been a wonderful journey so far and hope that all of you will be there with me for the remainder of the journey. And to the new ones, all i can say is that let nothing come between friendship. To end this post, i would like to share with you a short video. Its from a tv series called ‘The Wonder Years‘ which i used to watch when i was very small.
“Even though we’ve changed and we’re all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not all still friends.”