If you don’t have friends at work, why don’t you have any, or why don’t you want any?
Which friendships stand out in your life, how did they begin, how long have these friendships been going on, and how do they continue?
What does friendship mean to you?
When you have problems with your family or work colleagues, what is your initial reaction?
Do your friends’ values influence you? If so, how do they influence you, and are you happy because of this influence?
Today’s inquiry is about our understanding of friendship and its impact on our lives.
Friendship is a relationship that emerges through mutual interaction, shared interests, and a sense of mutual trust. The most important aspect of friendship lies in emotional support, companionship, and a sense of belonging. In other words, at times when we cannot share with our family, or even with ourselves, friendship becomes our savior. At the same time, friendship plays a guiding role. It helps us overcome the obstacles in life and feel good while doing so. In other words, it brings happiness. The shared memories, moments, and feelings also play an important role in our personal development. It helps us feel better, increase our self-confidence with the support we receive, and get to know ourselves better.
In addition to the emotional benefits of friendship and a healthy social circle, there are also practical benefits. For example, sharing responsibilities, seeking help and advice when needed, exchanging ideas, and lightening the burden of major decisions.
Research shows that friendship also has importance for mental and physical health. Loneliness and social isolation trigger difficulties like depression, anxiety, and also increase the risk of death. Friendship, on the other hand, plays a protective role against negative outcomes.
In short, friendship is an essential part of life. Determining what friendship means to you, analyzing whether you can establish healthy relationships in your social circle, assessing the influence of your friends on you, and strengthening your relationships is important for your happiness, mental health, and motivation.
The people you feel more attached to and have a sense of ownership over will increase your motivation and energy throughout the day.
And with that, we’ve come to the end of our discussion on friendship. In our future discussions, we’ll think about satisfaction and happiness.