Who do you call a friend?
Apart from the families we come from, the next group who can help us to make it or other is our friends. We usually find them in school, work, church, neighbourhood and online. However and wherever we meet them, they become part of our lives. With such people, we share our thoughts, dreams, aspirations and ambitions. My experiences with certain people as friends has led me to many situations both good and bad. Though I learnt lessons from the bad ones, I don’t want to recall them.
The Positive Friend
Some friends just inspire you even without realising. A friend, Joycelyn Aniniwah Annor-Antwi produces motivational write ups which she shares worldwide. I cherish her friendship very much…..Friends like her share ideas and situations that (in) directly helps you to unveil some talents you may not even know you possess, or unravel a mystery in your life.
The Negative Friend
There are people we call friends who are actually dream snatchers, killers of God-given talents and professional discouragers. Sometimes, out of jealousy, they say or do things you may not notice but they are really bringing you down.
- Do not wait for friends to bring you down before you uplift yourself. Pull those friends off your list.
- Any association that leads to drug addition, prison, losing money, properties, and job divorce is negative.
- As the Twi adage translates “it’s with the assistance of a tree that the rope sees the skies”. Simply put, one needs a push when climbing the ladder of success. Be mindful of who is behind you, he or she may be a PhD (Pull him down) holder smiling with you.
- Blacklist people who only come to you looking for favours.
- Be wise as a serpent.
A Ghanaian Friend Story By: Vida Osei