On Friendships

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For the past few years, I see myself not being part of a large circle of friends. When I was in high school, I observed that I was not part of any clique, which is pretty boring when you check what traditional media is portraying.

To be happy with your high school life, if you’re going to follow the playbook from these TV shows and movies, you need to be popular and have a large barkada that you should hang out with most of your time.

That was not the case for me. I was a nerdy grade-conscious guy that (I believe) nobody understands. After all these years, I admit that this affected the way I socialize with people. I’m afraid that when I open up to them, they’ll not understand and judge me. As a person with low self-esteem and anxiety, I can’t handle this.

Thankfully, as I enter adulthood, that’s not the case anymore (hopefully). I was able to find my own circle of friends that I can rely on no matter what happens. In this stage of my life, I believe that my peers’ love and support could really help me grow and become the person I want to be when I was a child.

It’s not an easy journey to find them. We’ve had some rough times, which is understandable because we’re still finding out what works or not. But I’m just glad that I have these people that I can call my friends.

In this day and age, when the world has become closer because of technology, finding some real friendships have been a struggle for me, myself included. But as long as we know how to adjust and treasure relationships, this could transform into life-long and life-changing friendships that we cannot resist. Indeed, that’s what friends are for, right?

6 Responses

  1. Ohhh, atleast now Mj is daghan daghan na imo friends and acquaintanes. Me, I got lots of friends from highschool but I haven’t seen them for ages na haha so busy ang show. Anyways, happy to be your friend too 😍

  2. To be honest, I have bad memories of my childhood days, especially in the concept of having friends. I was bullies and I have lots of questions in my mind. “Am I different? Why I can’t have permanent friends?”. That’s why I really love the time when I got my first job and I have lots of friends in the workplace. To be surrounded by older people made my inner instinct became broader until I met my peers in the same generation at my second job.. that’s the time I met CJ and Wellbs. Those days I finally get rid of having fears to have many friends and now I am much happier to have many people to talk with. So great that you’re one of my closest friends in the city. Very relatable blog!

  3. I am happy to know that you found your circle of friends!

    I like to meet new people because I am always curious about how different their perspective in life from my perspective, however, I only have a very few close friends who I treasure the most. Like you, they also help me grow!

    I’ve seen you a couple of times before, but we never actually talk. I would love to connect with you someday! 🙂

  4. I only have a few friends in high school and most of them I met in the library. I don’t have the kind of high school experience many people have but we had fun, too. I met some of my closest circles of friends in college and at work. They are among my constants. They have always made life more colorful. 🙂

  5. You are right, Maurice. You just need to find the right circle even how few they are. I think you don’t have to be friends with everybody. Just few trusted friends then that’s fine.

  6. Having friends to talk to in trying times is truly a blessing. We need to be connected with people around despite being physically separated. Glad to have you by my side! 🙂

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