Good Friends: The Most Valuable Possession in Life

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2 min readFeb 22, 2024
“There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.” ― Socrates

Friendships are one of the most cherished and shot after relationships in the world.

Good friends are the most valuable possession in human life. They have a colossal effect on your health and happiness.

Good friends mitigate stress, offer comfort and joy, thwart solitude and seclusion, and even toughen your physical health.

But good friendships don’t just occur automatically. Many of us find it difficult to meet people and establish meaningful acquaintances.

Good friends are those who love and support you for what you are, what you do, and the way you think. Just make out what makes a good friend.

Whatever your age or situation, though, it’s never too late to build new friendships, reunite with old ones, and develop your social life significantly.

Why Friends are Important

Our society is largely functioning by taking ‘family’ as the basic unit of companionship. Thus a lot of importance has been given to romantic associations.

Nuptial ties are seen as the strongest bond. But in reality, in most of the marital bonding individualism, egoism, and materialism dictates the “relationship landscape”.

Friendship is relatively more unbounded, self-less, and serene. You may get that companionship from different other forms of relationships and/or associations. But friendship will prevail upon all other relationships.

Benefits of Good Friendship

While developing and maintaining friendships takes time and effort, good friends can: impact your life positively.

A number of studies show that — A good friendship is an anti-depressant, emotionally boosting, and brings a load of positivity into your everyday life. Good friends are priceless.

Friends can:

  • Reduce your stress and depression
  • Pacify your aggression
  • Enhance your mood
  • Shape your personality
  • Help you to realize your dreams
  • Support you in the time of needs
  • Heighten your self-esteem

How To Acquire Good Friends

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