Saturday, August 1, 2009

Friendship and the bane of adulthood

I remember as a child I had a lot of friends and I didn't need any reason to make friends. And they remain friends in spite of any arguments,difference of opinion or even occasional fights. The sooner these differences appeared the sooner they vanished and the friendship remained without any scars or remnants of these differences. We were quick to appease and pacify an angry friend. There were no ego and personal pride involved in all this.

However things changed as I grew older. Probably all of us became more worldly wise, street smart and savvy. We begin to have personality clashes and yearned for more private space in our lives. The demands of our personal and professional life has taken over most of the available time and we have led small excuses come in the way of making more friends and sustaining the old ones.

I seriously lament all this around me and wish the things were the same as they were during my childhood days.

Wish you all a very happy friendship day.



32 comments:

Shravan | ശ്രവണ്‍ said...

hey.. happy friendship day :) greetings to you :) and nicely said :)

Sneha said...

Wish the same to you too.:)

have a nice day.:)

Pallav said...

happy friendship day...

i too fell sometime how things r chnging around us....
nonetheless i think thts all part of life..n woh kehtey hain na har din ek naya savera..ek nayi zindgi laata hai...


tk cr..
n thanks for being my friend

Pallav

Miss Komal said...

Ditto feelings babe !
happy friendship day :-)

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

Wish you a very happy friendship day too!
:)

Vishwanath Seshadri said...

You know what is the difference between a good friend and a close friend?

If you are just back from a hospital, the good friend will ask "Ab Tabhiyat kaisi hai?"

The close friend will ask "Nurse kaisi thi ?" :))

Happy friendship day to you and all your blogger friends

Sam said...

happy friendship day sneha :)

the true n real friendships go on without falling prey to time and evoilution of we as persons :)

Sneha said...

@ Komal,
wish the same to you too.:)

Sneha said...

@ Bikram,sam,vishwanath,

Thanks.:)

Sneha said...

@ Pallav,

Thanks.:)
have a nice day.:)

Harshita said...

Perfectly said, Sneha.

I think the definitions have changed now and it is pretty difficult to reverse it all.

Am still glad, I have you for a friend. :)

Wish u a gr8 friendship day too.

My World... said...

well designed with words....Belated happy friendship day...
Have fun...
God bless ya...
Take care...
Rugma....

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

hope you had a great friendship day..and well said..

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

The kid is lost somewhere when we grow. We should try to search the kid present. The moment we stop queries, The kid is gone.

Amrita~Ams said...

>:D<..
hugs..
ma wish karne mai late ho gayi :|,,,
koi na..then too hugs :D

SAHITYIKA said...

Happy friendship day to u too ...
:)

Sneha said...

@ harshita,hobo,rugma,rane,sahtiyika,amrita.

Thanks .:)

sweet said...

happy frenship day sneha..

Sneha said...

Thanks Sweet.:)

M S Ahluwalia said...

kho gayi wo jise kehti thi main sakhi,
mila piya par us se dosti na mil saki..

das d way life is.. anywez Belated HFD :)

Americanising Desi said...

to you too :)

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

hey... this is the first time im visiting your blog.. its a really nice place, and im loving it here :)

when i was a child, i hardly had any friends.. as i grew up, nothing changed for the better... but now, im happy with the few i have.. :P

Sneha said...

@ M.S Ahuluwalia, Americanising Desi,harini,

Thanks.:)

manivannan said...

And that's why sneha, I think, we start celebrating friendship day....if things were the same as childhood, everyday would certainly be a friendship day, nah?!

Happy friendship day my friend :-)

Sneha said...

@ mani,
You got it my friend.:)

Vishwanath Seshadri said...

Nice post, Sneha.. U have brought out a lovely reflection on the spirit of tolerance of children. As we grow older, this is something we lose..

I have written on a similar topic recently. You may want to read it..

cheers

PS: Belated friendship day to you

Sneha said...

@Vishwanath Seshadri,
Cildren are the master of the art of forgiving and forget. And we ought to learn from them.:)

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workhard said...

Belated friendship day greeting...

hey.. if friends act up they not ur real friends..

Eventually you will find someone with whom ur frequency match..


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Krishna said...

Yeah..thats true. I guess as we grow up, we lose the purity of a child's heart, which never thinks twice before extending a hand of friendship..