My favorite part is when you talk about your friend who picked you up without asking. "He said, "I'm coming to pick you up". Not, "Yea man, that sucks"; not, "Don't worry things will be okay"; Not even, "Do you want to go do something". He didn't ask my permission—he did what needed to be done. He did what true friends do. "
That's what friendship should be: not having to ask for it, not having to ask for anything. True friends understand each other without talking, and can talk for hours with no specific reason :)
It is putting your friend's needs above your own sometimes without expecting anything in return. But I also think frienship is a two way street. If you are constantly being there for someone, and that someone is always MIA, well you move on. Same rule applies for family. I don't care about being blood related: if there is no real relationship, why fake it?
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