FRIENDS & BENEFITS
Most people choose friends and view friends based on the benefits and enhancements each adds to life (shared hobbies, similar age, validates me, echoes me, distracts me, is a good listener when I need to talk, always lifts my mood, etc.).
I see Friends differently.
I care less about how they benefit me (those are acquaintances, IMHO) and more about what they’re willing to spend on friendship in general – as well as ME, specifically – as a friend.
If “a friend” has 100% to give and only gives 20%, that’s a very distracted friend!
On the other hand, if a friend only has 20% to give and gives 100% of it?
You might consider this person a fool you wouldn’t bother to befriend!
I happen to thoughtfully consider people like this and them
LOYAL (as in ROYAL!)
And I’ll take ONE of them
Over a MILLION self-seeking distractions called “friends.”
In fact AND fiction,
Infinite Time I’m willing to spend,
And MY ENTIRE WORLD
From end to end
The distance I’m willing to go
To search and hopefully FIND,
In the middle of desert,
Or lost in a jungle,
One present, available, loyal friend.