Are you a friend — or an acquaintance?

A lot of people immediately assume that I have tons of friends.

It’s not really surprising considering a lot of people see me as someone who’s ultra-friendly and outgoing, someone who’s always on the go and joining some club or activity.

Even some people who are close to me make the same assumption sometimes.

But they’re wrong.

I may have hundreds, maybe thousands of acquaintances, all accumulated during my 24 years of existence. But I can make the distinction.

Not all of them are friends.

Actually, there are only a few people I can count as my friends.

What’s the difference between a friend and an acquaintance?

If you really think about it, during all the good times, you’re usually surrounded by loads of people. Some of us may believe that they’re our friends.

Nothing can be further from the truth.

It’s always easy to make friends when we’re having a good time.

But you know what? The true test of friendship comes when the sh*t has hit the fan — and those who are left holding your hand are those you can count as real friends.

Everyone’s always up for a party, nothing really special about that.

But those who stay with you to help clean up… now, that’s a real friend.

How about you? Can you make the distinction?


About Tina

I'm a forgetful person. But I think a lot. Every day, a lot of thoughts enter my head. That's why this blog came to be: first, to keep my memories alive through the years, and two, to actually see how I and my thoughts have changed. Please note that I seldom draft or edit my posts. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I offend some of you, my readers. And while I apologize for making you feel uncomfortable, I am not sorry for being honest or for making well-intentioned mistakes. I will however be the first to admit if I change my mind. Hence, do read and proceed with caution. My life is as colorful and as boring as you make it. I complain many days, but offer some encouragement in others. Life is fluid, it changes. So keep the positives and throw away the negatives, and I do hope that at the end of the day, you will enjoy reading the blog and leaving comments here and there if my posts touches you. Happy reading!
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