"Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend."
― Bill Waterson
― Bill Waterson
It is hard to get to the end of the roller coaster ride called 'Life' without your friends. And like everything else, friends too come in different shapes, sizes, and friendship levels. You have your acquaintances whom you meet once in a blue moon, or simply greet each other with just a 'hi' and 'bye'. Then you have your good friends who are a little closer than the former. You share quite a good level of closeness with them. And then, there are bigger ones whom you simply can't live without. They are your best friends! They are those in front of whom you can be 100% yourself. There are some things that you'd think of doing only with your best friends. They may annoy you at times, and even fight with you, but in the end, you know that they've got your back, and they are the ones you'll run to first when you land in trouble. You must be wondering how you would know if a person is your bestie for life, or someone who's just a passing cloud! To help you out, here are some major differences between good friends and best friends.
Good Friends Vs. Best Friends
Good friends get bored of hearing your stories. Best friends can never get bored of hearing your stories over and over again.
Good friends often get jealous of you, but there's no room for jealousy between best friends.
Good friends help you up if you fall down, but best friends will stand next to you laughing uncontrollably.
Good friends tend to end the friendship over petty issues and arguments, but best friends call you back and resolve fights right after they get back home.
A good friend will bail you out of jail, but a best friend would be sitting next to you saying, "Isn't this fun? Let's do it again!"
While giving an opinion, a good friend will lie to you so that you won't feel bad, but a best friend will give opinions that are brutally honest.
A friend has never seen you cry, but your bestie has seen how much of a baby you can be while crying.
A good friend only knows a few things about you, whereas a best friend can write a book on you, mostly containing all the embarrassing stuff.
Good friends borrow things and give it back, but best friends borrow things and forget about it or often lose them.
Good friends put up with your girlfriend/boyfriend even if they don't like them, but best friends will tell to your face if they're not good for you.
Good friends can't be trusted with your secrets all the time, but you can never hide anything from your BFF.
Good friends ask why you're upset, but best friends will have already sorted out the person behind your problems.
A good friend will get a bottle of wine to your party, but your bestie will show up early to help you with the preparations, and also stay back to help you clean up everything.
Good friends may be knowing all your stories, but best friends have been a part of all your greatest stories.
Good friends will try to change you, but best friends accept you for who you are.
Now that you know the difference between a good friend and a best friend, go look for your BFF among your group if you don't have one yet. Though, I'm sure most of you must be having a bestie who you just can't do without.