As I fight through the mess I’ve created myself, there have been occasions where I had to ask for real help from my friends. Whilst I hold no grudge against them for their responses, I’ve come to realise that they can easily be segmented into three types, these being:
- Friends who can help but won’t for reasons only known to them. These are the guys who sit on the sideline and watch.
- Friends who are happy to provide encouraging words. Whilst positive energy is vital, sometimes this just isn’t enough.
- Friends who would go the extra mile.
This also raises a question about how do you decide someone you know well is a friend or not. The word “well” here is also highly subjective. Would be interesting to revisit this post in couple of months and review whether I still feel the same with above classifications.