Every single friend is necessary in our lifeThe topic for this thread pinged my grey cells on seeing the thread on loneliness.
You may have seen the Airtel advertisement with the catchy tag line "Har ek friend zaroori hota hai", meaning that every single friend is necessary/important. It reminded me of something which I would like to share here.
Years ago, when I was working in a full-time job, my Boss had a major road accident. As the team manager in the office, he was dependent on me to run the show in his prolonged absence while he recuperated in the hospital & later at home. A few days after the accident was my best friend's wedding day. Since I was unable to attend it due to the sudden mishap, I visited her early that day at her home to wish her and give her a small gift. She expressed disappointment that I could not attend her all-important day & it showed on her face. So I told her "It is Ok if I am not there. I am not important." Without losing a beat, she immediately said, "But of course you are. ALL my friends are important to me!" I was deeply touched and to this day remember those beautiful words, that day coming back to my mind each time I see the Airtel TV ad.
Isn't it true? No matter how varied our friends are, some quirky, others a bit childish and yet others with irritating habits which we tolerate because, well, we are friends - don't we love them all and consider each important and necessary for us?
Let's share our thoughts & experiences and continue to maintain beautiful friendships with those who have truly been good friends to us through thick and thin.