THE 21 COMMANDMENTS OF FRIENDSHIP

THE 21 COMMANDMENTS OF FRIENDSHIP

Would you like to develop effective, enriching, long-lasting friendships? Here are 21 commandments of friendship that will help you attain this laudable objective:

COMMANDMENT #1:

Always do what you say you will do. Be a person of your word.

COMMANDMENT #2:

Never talk bad about a friend to others. S/he will eventually get to hear about it and see you for who you truly are.

COMMANDMENT #3:

Remain loyal to a friend in good times and bad times. Don’t be a fair-weather friend.

COMMANDMENT #4:

Keep a friend’s secret a secret. Always! That’s why you are a friend.

COMMANDMENT #5:

Always be honest. Hypocrisy is the worst kind of treason.

COMMANDMENT #6:

Accept your friend for who s/he is. Not because of their position, title, or acquisitions.

COMMANDMENT #7:

See the good in your friend – even if they haven’t reached their full potential yet.

COMMANDMENT #8:

Always value and appreciate your friend. What you don’t cherish, you will abuse.

COMMANDMENT #9:

Never ever take your friend for granted. That will lead to the demise of that relationship.

COMMANDMENT #10:

Don’t focus on your friend’s weak point(s). You are not perfect either.

COMMANDMENT #11:

Seek to understand your friend’s point of view before trying to force them to see yours.

COMMANDMENT #12:

Never expect anything. Give what you want to receive…first.

COMMANDMENT #13:

Help your friend without expecting a return in favour. It’s called friendship; not commerce.

COMMANDMENT #14:

Do not allow your friend persuade you to do something that’s against your values.

COMMANDMENT #15:

Do not force a friend to change to suit you. If you can’t accept him/her for who they are, take a walk.

COMMANDMENT #16:

Do not turn a blind eye when a friend is deliberately taking a wrong step. Counsel them with love. That’s why you are a buddy.

COMMANDMENT #17:

You need plenty of quality communication to maintain your friendship. No relationship gets better without conscious input.

COMMANDMENT #18:

If you love a friend, have the courage to tell him/her. Don’t wait to do so at their funeral.

COMMANDMENT #19:

Strengthen your friendship by sharing fun experiences. This is a great way to build a strong bond.

COMMANDMENT #20:

Do not allow your friend to persuade you to violate your morals or principles knowingly. You could end up in the wrong place.

COMMANDMENT #21:

Let your friend know just how much you value their friendship. Life is beautiful with him/her.

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