musings on friendship & how to be a good friend
The world is full of friends you haven’t made yet. Maybe not everyone will be your friend, but you can be a friend to everyone you encounter in life, and in doing so, you may form a friendship with yourself, too.
We found some inspiration in these popular tweets about friendship—and we thought we’d share them with you, our friends. 🥰
Holding each other accountable.
Normalize calling your friends out. Just because they aren’t toxic to you doesn’t mean they aren’t being toxic to someone else. Check your people. It’s a hard conversation but you’re not being a good friend if you’re not trying to level up the people in your life.
— Zøøms (@LaurenZoomZoom) September 26, 2020
Reaching across our differences.
I'm very sad to hear about the passing of my parents' good friend, and my father's wonderful colleague, Justice Ginsburg. May her memory be a blessing. I'd like to share a couple of passages that convey what she meant to my dad…/3
— Christopher J. Scalia (@cjscalia) September 18, 2020
Being a good friend to yourself, too.
you beautifully create spaces for others to heal and release, but sometimes the same conversation you’re having with your friends, is the same conversation you should be having with yourself. have you been a good friend to yourself lately?
— billy chapata. (@iambrillyant) October 9, 2020
Deepening the bond between you both.
that "grow together" type friendship
— kim (@kimbagasin) October 12, 2020
Working to sustain the relationship.
Friendships require the same amount of effort and work as a relationship but y’all not ready for that conversation
— REBEL🏴☠️™️ (@omeretta4l) October 12, 2020
Forming relationships with people from a different generation.
I wish more older and younger women had friendships. I think there’s so much value in what they could teach each other about life.
— Chawanna (@DrChaeEd) October 11, 2020
Friendship isn't about who came first, it's about who came and never left.
— papiii 🇵🇭 (@urrrrrpapiiiii) October 8, 2020
Wanting good things for others.
Our love for others, for who they are, moves us to seek the best for their lives. Only by cultivating this way of relating to one another will we make possible a social friendship that excludes no one and a fraternity that is open to all. #FratelliTutti
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 9, 2020
Being friends without labels.
what is the girl version of bromance. or are they allowed to just call it friendship
— hbomberguy (@Hbomberguy) October 6, 2020
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