Importance of Friends in our Life
It is rightly said, "True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island". Friendship is indeed very important in our lives. True friends are blessings from God. They make our life worth living.
It has been observed that when there are two children of the same age group in a house, they grow and develop faster at various levels as compared to single child in a family. This is because they share similar interests, indulge in similar activities, play, enjoy and learn from each other. However, unfortunately, in today’s time, most families have single child. Most kids are left alone with maids or with their mother who are already loaded with numerous other responsibilities that they are unable to give enough attention to their kids. This hampers their physical as well as mental growth. While the nuclear family system has become the need of the hour, we can ensure proper growth of the toddlers by helping them build friendships. Parents must take their toddlers to parks where they can find kids of the same age. Being around kids of their own age is a delightful experience for them. They play, learn and grow the right way when they are surrounded with friends.
This is also one of the main reasons for the establishment of so many play schools these days. Kids who are sent to play schools learn to share and care and grow better. They are better prepared to take on the regular school as compared to those who do not attend play school.
Earlier there was joint family system. People lived with their extended families and rejoiced every occasion with them. They helped and supported each other with various tasks. Friends were still important and their presence added to the overall mood of every occasion. Besides, there are always numerous things that one cannot share with his/her family member but can easily share with friends. However, the growing nuclear family system has made people realize the importance of friends all the more. Not just the young couples and kids, the old men and women also feel the need to have a good friends circle. Old people these days are left alone as their children move out for professional and personal reasons. Those who have a good friends circle can survive well even after their children get busy with their lives on the other hand those who do not have friends often feel lonely and get into depression or incur other such illnesses.
So, people belonging to the older generation, these days, seriously need some good friends. Many clubs and societies have been formed to help old people bond with each other.
While friends are extremely important for kids in their growing age as well as for the older generation, people from other age groups also need the gift of friendship as much. Friends teach us a lot in life and make us stronger. They are as important as our family.
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