It is difficult to convey how friendship can improve our lives. Deep in our hearts we feel it when others do not meet our friendship desires – ten needs we can recognise that can help give friendship a more practical sense.
We hate being disrespected and treated as inferior.
We loath being ignored, or people turning away when they shake our hands.
It angers us when people are constantly late, or never show up when they say they will.
These are clear examples of the friendship desires of respect, noticed, and valued not being met.
Friendship has fallen into decline in our lives and it is leaving a bitter, and tragic, taste.
How many of us are lonely because of it?
How many of us are single when we’d rather not be?
Friendship is an untapped resource of insight and practical hope. It has the potential to change our lives, and without much extra effort, generate positive global change.
What might happen if friendship had a higher priority in your life?