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What is Friendship? This question is always in our minds and so many different answers are given to justify or rather answer the questions. But I also do have a definition of what friendship is, it may not necessarily be the same as you thought by what I have to offer for my readers today. So just stick around as we delve into this. Friendship, often referred to as the cornerstone of human relationships, is a bond that transcends time, distance, and circumstance. In a world driven by rapid technological advancements and changing social dynamics, the value of genuine friendships remains steadfast. This article explores the significance of friendships, their role in our lives, and the factors that contribute to lasting connections, all within the framework.

Friendship is more than just a causal association; it is a connection between individuals who share mutual trust, respect, and affection. These relationships bring solace in times of distress, amplify joy during moments of celebration and provide a reliable support system throughout life’s rollercoaster.

Trust and vulnerability: Trust is the bedrock of any lasting friendship. Friends confide in each other, sharing their innermost thoughts, fears, and aspirations. The ability to be vulnerable with someone is a testament to the strength of a friendship, as it fosters deep emotional connections.

Shared memories: Shared experiences and memories create a fabric of friendship. Whether it is embarking on adventures, weathering storms together, or simply sharing everyday moments, these experiences bind friends together and give them a unique understanding of each other.

Support system: Friends offer a support system like no other. They lend a listening ear, offer guidance, and provide unwavering emotional support during challenging times. This network of care is crucial for mental and emotional well-being

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Friendships evolve as people grow and change. Childhood friends may become distant, but the memories remain cherished. College buddies may scatter across the globe, yet reunions feel like time has stood still. The ability to adapt to these changes is a hallmark of strong friendships. I do remember the first time I came to Githurai 45 with my parents that was like in 2007 during the post-election violence, we first went and rented some place still in Githurai before we now made it and built our own home and settled at a place called Mumbi along Langata Hospital Githurai 45. So as my memory serves me right, I was still in primary school probably around class four or five. So I remember my first friends whom we would meet every day after school and spend time together playing. So we went on as friends until we all went to distant high schools. Considering the fact that adolescence had kicked in we began to see the games we used to play as silly and childish. So we began to grow apart from each other up until now. So what happens when we meet along the road is just a simple hello and we head to whichever way we were going.

In today’s digital age, friendships can transcend physical boundaries. Social media and messaging apps have made it easier to stay connected with friends regardless of where they are in the world. However, maintaining genuine connections in the virtual realm can be a challenge. We meet so many new people through social media but few connections tend to last while others just fade away and seem like nothing ever happened or no connection or bond was ever present. 

To sustain enduring friendships, it is essential to invest more time and effort. Regular communication, being present during crucial moments and showing appreciation for your friends are all crucial elements in nurturing these relationships. Do not let yourself become a boring friend, engage with people more. The more you engage with people the more open minded and happy we shall all live. Be present no matter how hard it is.

In conclusion, friendships are the threads that weave the fabric of our lives. They offer solace, joy, and support when we need it most. The digital age has transformed how we maintain these connections, but the core values of truths, shared experiences and adaptability remain unchanged. As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of our lives, let us cherish and cultivate the enduring bonds of friendship, for they are the true treasures that enrich our existence.

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