I think that many times I've put too much store in the fantasy of what I think friendship and even love "should" be. I've been around people that I've wanted to impress and have worked hard to do so. And I've been around people who I've never had to say a word to, yet felt so comfortable and warm in their presence, as if we've had the best conversation ever.
Here are some other truisms that I've found about friendship and love:
Sometimes we let someone go whose value we don't know until they're gone.
But we often don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.
It's best not to put much stock in wealth or fame because those are fleeting things. Even looks as the saying goes can deceive. But someone who makes you feel good right down to your toes is someone you want to get to know.
Don't let yourself be held down by what others expect of you or desire you to be. Instead, be what you want to be because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to.
If you see something in another that bothers you, you might own that thing as well. Put yourself in the other's shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person too.
Happy people don't necessarily have the best of everything. But they appear to make the most of everything that comes their way.
It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel.
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, ends with a tear. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live life so that when you die...you are the one smiling and everyone around you is crying..