Friendship as I see it
In the modern era friendship in its original meaning has become lesser both in value and importance.
Friendship is a minefield
For me, friendship is one of those kind of relationships when you can trust that man or even woman with your deepest secrets and who knows, one day with your life too. In the armed forces you can probably find that very soon. In our average and sometimes boring civilian lives it's not that often a life or death question but a true friend never stands by until the situation becomes that serious.
A true friend never leaves you alone and you don't have to tell him wants wrong because he/she knows before you even think of saying anything. A true friend never stabs in your back. A few years ago some of my so called "friends" taught me a lesson, one that I'll never forget. You know, friendship becomes very complicated when one of you has a girlfriend or even more than a girlfriend. The optimal situation would be the one when you have one both or you risk of losing yours in a very short notice. Trust is a thing which never be taken lightly, if you keep in mind the damage of losing it may cause. Losing trust means you've lost the connection what made you friends at all and this is something what can never be undone. As I used to say, I may forgive but never forget.
Ever since that guy took my fiancé and run - in the words literal meaning -, mostly I prefer the old saying; The more people I meet, the more I love my dog.
I know it sounds like a little bit antisocial, but wait until you see my real friend. They say dog is the man's best friend. Well, in this case the only one. Maybe he isn't a really talkative personality since we're not speaking of a human though, but here we have a couple of reasons why I love him more than anything.
A dog will never cheat on you, never leave you alone and whenever you broke down, he'll always find a way to cheer you up. And maybe, if it comes to that, even dies for you. I know that dogs can be our companions for a relatively short time, but during that 12-14 years they can give you the purest love and affection, and the true idea of friendship and I'm pretty sure he won't let me down. This little fellow - not so little by know - has brought joy to my life, more than anybody before.