Poets describe friendship as one of the most fascinating bond we have ever made in our life. It's the most beautiful thing that happens to us. A relation, based on trust and belief of two friends in each other. We come across too many things in our lives that we cannot discuss even with our near and dear ones, but we freely tell everything to our friends.
Many people find good friends but they fail to continue with their friendship, because they do not know their role as a friend. Let us see some important points that we should take care of if we wish to be a good friend to someone.
Be their secret admirer
If they are good at something, then do not praise them in their presence. Praising a person for what they are good at, does not improve their qualities, but can induce over-confidence, which surely will be harmful for them. A good friend should never miss an opportunity to praise their friend in front of others when they are not around.
Don't prove them wrong in public
It is important not to praise them openly in their presence, but much important to abstain from proving them wrong in front of other people. Take them away from the crowd and let them know where they are going wrong. There is no point in proving your friend wrong in front of a crowd, it will not only spoil their image, but also put your friendship in danger.
It is evident that if people are undergoing some problems, they will not speak up their problems to their brothers or sisters, they will instead tell everything to their friends. Let your friend speak up, just listen to them patiently, and be with them until they haven't dealt with their frustration completely.
But again, keep in mind not to point out their mistakes in front of other people. Sometimes, it is important to understand their intentions behind their actions and try to analyze the situation, only then should you give your opinion.
Sometimes there could be a clash between you and your friend, and you both stop talking to each other for some time, it is not at all wrong to speak first and say sorry to your friend, no matter what happens.
Try to teach good things
If you are a true friend, you should never give them a fish, instead, you should teach him/her how to fish, this will teach them how to feed themselves and remain independent for the entire lifetime. A good friend will never wish his/her friend to be dependent on someone.
Do not interfere
The most important point that one should take care of is that your friend has his/her own life and you should not interfere. You have a right to tell your friend what is good and what is bad, but you do not have a right to make someone do what you wish.
Hope this will help you out solve some of your problems you are facing in your friendship.