Amicitia!

 

Hi there!

 

So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A.
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or
even your year, but

I’ll be there for you
(when the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(’cause you’re there for me too)

………………..

” I’ll be there for you “

Artist:    The Rembrandts
Recorded:    1994

Theme Song American Sitcom  “Friends”

 

 

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Amicus Optimus

 

Friendship is a very attractive concept;
but many people do not know how to
create a social life, and struggle to meet
people to connect.
Making friends can be threatening and
frightening, but certainly rewarding.

Connecting with other people is all down
to our attitude;   how we think
and feel.
Firstly you have to decide what sort of
friends you wish to have.

The Decision

There are three types of friendships
as you see:

a)     Acquaintances:

These are the people you meet in your
every day life.   You meet them casually
at work, in the super market, in the shops,
in bars/cafes, etc. 
With these people you usually exchange
a few words at random.

b)     Regulars:

These are the people you know more
socially.   These people you meet in
your gym/leisure club, in the beach,in your
work, in your classes.

You have created a kind of relationship
with them and catch-up with things
every now and then, gossiping and so on.

c)     Close friends:

These are the people you hold very
close to your heart and with whom you
discuss even your most private issues;
these people you know for years and
they are always there for you.
This sort of friendship is very difficult
to establish.

 


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A g e n d a

 

With time and practice you can learn to
be more sociable.
Although you have to be prepared to get
out of your routines and your comfort
zone;   you have to be flexible, adaptable,
tolerant and easy-going.

Here are some basic and simple steps to
attracting friends:

a)     Realise that there is no reason to
worry about your appearance, your words
or what other people will think.
Just be yourself, be positive, fearless,
open-minded and open-hearted.
Show interest in the other person, be
supportive and forgiving.

b)     Start by approaching the people you
already know and see if you can
connect,
not only with them but also t
heir friends.

c)     You can try to join an already
established group of friends in your gym,
club or anywhere else you
visit regularly.

d)     Join a meet-up group, a club
or a leisure centre in your area which
represents your interests.

e)     Take that course you have always
wanted, or invite the neighbour of your
choice or a colleague out for a drink.

f)     Start attending galleries, lectures,
concerts and libraries where you can meet
different people and connect.

 

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Amicita Aequalitas

 

Remember that if you want to maintain
any of these friendships for a long time
you have to put continual effort to it.

Arrange convenient meetings at regular
intervals, chat on the telephone and online,
send emails, text messages and cards on
occasions.

Always focus on how the relationship makes
you feel.   Do you feel free, safe, pleasant,
comfortable, relaxed and generally very
good when you are with that person.
Otherwise it is not of any value to you and
better forget him/her.

Never forget  —  friendship takes two.
So always establish that the other person
is also looking for new friends.

Would you like to have more friends??

 

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