It is almost impossible to ever truly know a person. There are so many sides to each of us that it can take a lifetime just to see most of them, and to understand how they came to be. Friends we have known for over 20 years, sometimes still surprise us.
There comes a time when a man feels he has no direction, no shields, nothing to hold his sanity together, and even his brain becomes insecure.
These are moments of hell, moments of disgrace, moments of unpardonable mistakes and moments of calvary. But in all these, life must still go on.
Friends that are supportive are good friends. They are friends to be treasured. We all need someone to talk to about our plans or ideas. Someone to encourage us to take the big step, someone to spur us on. If you don’t have a partner, then supportive friends are particularly important.
But unfortunately our friends are not always encouraging, sometimes they hold us back. They can do this in a number of ways, which are not always so obvious.
“To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.” Theodore H. White
This is a quote from Theodore H. White, an American political journalist, on staying true to your beliefs and how not to follow the crowd. White was voicing his thoughts on the American President John F. Kennedy, who he’d known for a while and thought had the makings of a hero.
Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, born on 6 February 1945 was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
He is considered one of the most influential musicians of all time. He is credited with making reggae music popular around the world.