Just got back from visiting some friends in Omaha today. After essentially being an Omaha resident for four days, here’s everything to know about Omaha. Or at least, everything I know about it.
Which isn’t a lot:
- There’s potholes.
- You drive a lot.
- It’s a place.
- I got a haircut there.
- The haircut was good.
- I loved it.
I wasn’t there for the place. I was there for the people.
I have some friends all over the country that I consider my best friends. We may not see each other a lot, but when we do it’s just like old times. We have heart to hearts, we play games, we get into friendly arguments about life. We talk as if no time has passed at all.
If you have friends like that, keep them.
It’s easy to get caught up in your own thing in life, which is completely understandable. I want to be successful and work on my career as much as the next young determined person, but staying in touch with people you’re close to is just as important.
Your closest friends help bring out the person that you want to be. Being with people you’re comfortable around gives you an opportunity to express who you really are. When we become too busy, or when we close ourselves off to our friends, we lose a part of ourselves.
If you’re at a point in your life right now where you’re a bit confused about who you are, or what you’re doing, maybe you need to take some time off and call an old friend. The closest people in your life may be able to give you some insight, or they might just be able to make you feel better. No matter what, if you have someone like that in your life make sure you don’t lose them to time.
Friends temper you.
This is a thought that I talked about a lot over the weekend with my friend. Being able to confide your thoughts in someone that will listen to you and provide feedback is so important. So often I keep my thoughts to myself when surrounded by people because I don’t think they would listen to what I have to say. When a friend actually listens to you, it grows both of you.
Have friends who aren’t afraid to tell you you’re wrong.
The times in my life where I’ve grown the most is when I confessed an opinion, and someone told me I was wrong. Being wrong isn’t a bad thing. Being wrong and refusing to listen is a terrible thing. When a close friend disagrees with you, that’s an opportunity for you to grow. If you listen to what they have to say, or what criticism they have for you, that’s an opportunity for you to grow.
You may be like me. I always think I’m right.
This is bad.
Even though I always think I’m right, I always listen to people I respect.
This is good.
Being nearly five hundred words long, this blog may be hard to follow for all my fifth grade readers.
So if you got lost along this blog, let me summarize what this one was about:
- friends are good.
- you should call your best friend you haven’t spoken to in a year.
- Friends temper who you are, and make you stronger. As the bible would say, “Iron sharpens iron”
- You should have friends that agree with you, and don’t agree with you. Just don’t have dumb friends.
- I mean you can have some dumb friends if you want but it may not be good for you.
- If you’re dumb and this offended you I apologize.
- If you’re dumb you should get some smart friends so you can become less dumb.
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