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Is This Friendship Forever?

ज़िन्दगी गुज़र जाए पर दोस्ती कम ना हों। याद हमें रखना चाहें पास हम ना हों। कयामत तक चकता रहे ये प्यारा सा सफर। दुआ करे कि कभी ये रिश्ता खतम ना हो।

Travel is very much connected to friendship. Being a solo traveller or travelling with known friends, by the end you have a story with someone or the other being a part of it. So, it’s like there is an unspoken bond you create with friends you travel with. I love making friends but that’s a different point that I’m a bit lazy at texting or calling them regularly.

But yet I have 1,840 friends on Facebook and I don’t remember when was the last I have checked the list or even texted anyone of them lately? Chances are, you and I may also be connected via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the hundred other social networking apps; and yet we know nothing about each other’s existence! By the way, I am doing fine, not that you ask. And I hope that you’re well, not that I care. But that’s just howe we roll these days, isn’t it? Friendship these days has been reduced to likes, tags, comments & meme mentions. The more often you tag them, the friendlier you are. Because with time, the definition of friendship has changed. 

We all are so busy in going through our social media feeds that we don’t have time to meet our friends. We think we know most about their lives just by stalking their social media profile, stories or posts but

“Our eyes don’t see truth always..What we believe as to be true, we only see that..very few are eager to know the ultimate truth”.

I’m sure most of us have a solid pack of friends whom we meet offline, in the real world, every now and then. That every now and then being ‘only weekends’. Our generation is having a friendship of self-deplored people finding solace in the company of others caught in similar situations, over rounds of beer & joints, only to forget them on monday mornings. Until next Friday it is.

Lets, face it. We don’t have friends anymore. We just have people with whom we want to post “bae” titled pictures and socialize to get the highest number . of likes and comments. The best part of this is the posts seem to be so friendly that the outside world would take them for the luckiest people alive to have such a solid pack of friends.

Unfortunately, there is no filter to make true friends in the world. While that one true friend you have in your long list of acquaintances sits quietly in your phone book. Until one day you finally ring them up.True friends never apart maybe in distance never in heart.” – Helen Keller

And it doesn’t matter for how long you two haven’t spoken, it will still feel like yesterday. It will still smell of friendship.

Friendship doesn’t mean house parties, wild boozing or a bunch of social media updates, it’s a feeling to stay connected with each other despite of being busy in office or the distance or “it’s been so many years we have not spoken to each other”, if you we’re true friends, you’ll stay one forever”!

Just pick up your phone, make a call and start the conversation, it would be a never- ending one 💝

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