“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one,” said Jane Howard. Our near and dear ones mean the world to us, their love, care and support is what one yearns for in life. It is vital to have a relationship which has love, respect and mutual understanding in it.

It’s key that you have people in your life who you love unconditionally—which means you accept them just the way they are, with their positives and negatives. In the long run, it really does not matter if they are related by blood or not; what matters is the commitment of friendship. With the passage of time our relationships get stronger because, by then those friendships have stood the test of time.  As with all relationships, there will be ups and downs but once you overcome them that is when you make lasting bonds. Friends play a vital role in a person’s emotional and social development. Loyalty is one of the main qualities one should look for when making friends. A sincere friend does not have to be the brightest, most enthusiastic, humorous, energetic, or creative but who is sensible, emotional and sensitive. 


——– Ayesha Usmani













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