Friendship, what is friendship in this times where we have more communication tools then ever. What is true friendship?
We live in an era of mobile internet, twitter, facebook… it simplifies long distance contact. But at the same time, we’re tuning out the people who are actually in the same room as us. Sitting right in front of each other, how hard can it be?
Confront with one other’s problems, feel how uncomfortable it gets, how powerless you’ll be and just listen. Don’t try to give some well-meant ‘good advice’, don’t try to ensure everything will be alright and that there’s no need to worry. Just listen.
How many people still do that? Who would not mind to feel so uneasy? Who would really dare to confront you? To look at you, right into your eyes, and to listen to your story with full attention.
Few, but these are your real friends.