One of the funny things I have come to notice in my five long years within our fandom is how one can obtain and lose friends so suddenly. All of us have our moments where we butt heads over things and we can quickly make up and go on with our lives, and then there are times where the troubling issues between friends never go away; but boil beneath the surface until something causes it to explode and bring about serious damage. Sometimes we can make up given the time to heal, while at other times the rift is too wide to cross and we eventually go our separate ways.
I also find it funny the various reasons why people within our fandom make friends. Some of us are good natured and wish to make friends simply to spread the love and joy that we can't keep under wraps, and there are those who seek friendship from others because they are lonely and long to have someone around to fill the empty void in their lives. However, sadly, there are those people out there that do not make friends because of a kind nature or a drive of loneliness; but rather seek out people for their own personal gain. In their world, the lives and feelings of the people they befriend are not important; but rather what they can obtain by playing the part of a friend to these people. If what the person has or can do serves their goals, then they hide under the facade of a friend and milk that person for all they got. And if that person no longer serves them any purpose, then they simply toss them aside and seek out yet another person to use without any remorse for their actions. I myself have had the rather unfortunate encounter with a person like this, and it does sadden me to see that this person is so willingly blind to what kind of problems their actions do onto others; and how they go to such lowly methods like brown nosing and back stabbing in order to get what they desire.
To all of you who take the time to read this, I only present you with a simple request: Venture out into the world and make a friend simply out of the kindness of your hearts. Extend the paw of friendship to others to spread peace and joy, and to tell the ones out there who long to fill an emptiness in their lives "I am here for you. You can count on me, my fellow brother/sister." Do not go out into the world and pretend to be a friend because the other person has money, connections; or can draw exceptionally well. False friendships carry no value, and only undermine and pollute the harmony that all of us strive so hard to maintain within our community.
6 years, 10 months ago
18 Feb 2012 22:51 CET