“Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.”
Today I want to concentrate on the first part of this proverb. Wealth—is the abundance of valuable resources or valuable material possessions. When human beings see that you have this abundance they at first can be envious and want to take part in your over abundance. These people are not your friends. They will be super nice to you with the expectation that you will share the wealth. In time these “Not your friend” type humans will become jealous. Jealousy is an emotion; the term generally refers to the thoughts or feelings of insecurity, fear, concern, and envy over relative lack of possessions, status or something of great personal value, particularly in reference to a comparator. These humans will work their way into your life and do their best to make your life miserable. They will start making friends with your other friends. They will leave you out or plan things with a group of friends knowing that you cannot attend. With social media they will tell you that they missed you at the gathering to make you more miserable. They will point out your imperfections to others. The list goes on and on of what they will do.
As I get older I find that having a lot of friends is no longer important. Having one good friend is important though. My wife is my best friend who I share my everyday life with. If I could choose one last person to be on the earth with it would be my wife. Yes, she chastens me from time to time but it is because she loves me and wants me to be a stronger person.
A friend is someone who truly, just likes spending time with you whether you have on don’t have. They truly want you to succeed in life. They will encourage you. They will chasten you when needed.
What is your definition of a true friend? Please leave your comments below or comment on the post on the book of faces page.
“Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance everyday.— John Wooden