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Friends are important – they give us a feeling of belonging, bring fun and laughter, lend an extra hand, offer emotional support, and give guidance when you need it. And, whether you realize it or not, their influence goes well beyond the moment. Your close friendships help to shape the course of your life. Here are a few ways that friends significantly affect your life:


Encourage you

Friends believe in us and as a result, they offer both the words and the support you need to become better people in all aspects of life. So, when you are going through life crises, it is advisable to talk to your friends-loyal ones of course.

Challenge you

Friends recognize deficiencies and shortcomings in your life. They challenge you to embrace and succeed in making healthy, life-giving changes.

Motivate you

In every regard, it is highly motivating to know that someone loves you, believes in you, and is cheering for you. They motivate you to go for the best and help you dig deep and fly high.

Listen to you

Friends open their ears and hearts to your words. A listening ear communicates value, trust, and openness. And a listening ear provides the opportunity for your thoughts to disentangle themselves.

Celebrate with you

Full joy is never realised until it has been shared with others – that’s why you immediately call your friends when something good happens. Friends celebrate with you in victory and make your joy complete.

Grieve with us.

Life is full of ups and downs. Friends make the high points higher and the low points bearable.

Support our contributions

Friends recognize the value you contribute to the world and the beauty you offer to it. They look forward to our contributions and promote them to others.

By Damilola Faustino

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