Friends and acquaintances

I read an blog recently entitled Friendship is a Two Way Street and, as seems to be the nature of things recently, that resonated with a conversation I had had with someone else.

There have been many phrases which have attempted to describe friends – from the humorous to the banal, the philosophical to the crass – but I tend to agree that whatever the definition, true friendship has to be bilateral.

We do turn to our friends for support when we’re down, and we must be both ready and willing to provide the same in return.   Continue reading