Post Soundtrack: With a little help from my friends by Joe Cocker
A friend once told me, they wished me a happy and successful life. My friend said, they would be there for me if it really came down to it. That’s the fundamental of all friendships, luckily I can feel that, but not with everyone.
A friend who cares for you will not hurt you. A friend who respects you, will not treat you less. A friend who honors you, will keep their word. There are friends who say they wish you happiness, but only bring you misery. There are friends who say they want the best for you, but only puts you down. There are friends that know what upsets you and don’t seem to care, even though they say sorry, it doesn’t feel real.
If you have such people in your life who said such things, who leave you waiting in the dark, then they don’t have your best interest at heart. A real friend will stand up for you and protect you. You can tell a real friends they are being an asshole or doing a dumb mistake because you love them and they wont get mad, So stop making excuse for these people, instead help them back. Most people would say cut them off, I don’t believe in that. My heart is too good for that.
Instead reach out a hand, if they don’t want to take it, then just step back and watch from a far. But always keep you door open. That’s what true good friend would do, they don’t judge or condemn, understand even though it pains you. Always keep your door open. Give second chances, listen. But step back, let them live, look for the signs and you will know when it’s time.