Hey my dear readers, let me begin by saying you thank you. Now you may ask thank you for what? Thank you for being my friend. You have been reading me for all these years. We may have never communicated one to one. But through my creations I have been a part of your life and you by visiting my blog have been a part of my life.
Friends and their impact on our lives! No one can deny that friends do have a deep impact on our lives. When we are young our friends are our role models and some times a source of peer pressure too. Such is their impact. You go to play cricket because your friend is going. You go to dance school, because your friend is going too. You want to do all that your friend is doing. Perhaps you also want to possess all that your friend has the same pen, the same dress and what not.
During formative years, I mean growing up years impact of friends is very vital. If you are in good company, you may inculcate virtues as an impact of your friends. You may study more, thanks to your studious friend. You may spend more hours in the gym. Thanks to your friend who is a fitness freak. You may become a voracious reader, because your friend has a deep interest in books and discusses books with you. You simply do not want to feel left out and you too start reading. Or may be such was the impact of your friend’s words that you too want to read that book badly.
But unfortunately impact is not restricted merely to good things. It is often the friends who induct you into the world of vices. If your friend drinks, he will insist that you should drink too. Such is his impact upon you, that when he asks you to try it for the sake of your friendship with him, you can not say no. The same stands true for smoking and drugs too. If your friend is a flirt, you will be impacted by his personality too. You too will feel manly or beautiful only when you are sleeping around with multiple partners.
In midlife too your friends play an important role and have a deep impact upon you. You imbibe parenting skills from your friend whom you admire. You learn about tax saving methods from your friend. You visit the same doctor who has been treating your friend for diabetes all these years.
In old age too friends matter the most. Your children are settled in their lives and have no time for you. It is your friends whose impact will make your old life happier. But the impact of seeing your friend leave the world is indeed very deep and saddening. But such is life.