Daily Prompt: BFFs
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from the person you’re the closest to?
In a lifetime you learn from your mistakes, and that’s how I learned. Sometimes you become friendly with someone. Sooner or later that person doesn’t turn out what you thought.
I have learnt:
Pick friends wisely.
Depend upon yourself for true guidance.
Don’t share your intimate secrets with anyone. If you want to take it off your chest, write it on a piece of paper. Spill it out. Unburden yourself, then tear it up.
Once I had a very best friend. She could talk to me about anything. Similarly I would tell her anything to know about myself. It wasn’t a big secret, it was a fact about myself.
I had Amoebic dysentery a long time ago, and had treatment for it. In those days I wasn’t very particular about drinking water. Feeling thirsty I would drink it from any source.
It took three months of medicine to get rid of the Amoebas in my stomach. I looked a pale ghost of my former self. I took to boiling water for drinking usage. I only felt safe in drinking boiled water. Even if I was dying of thirst I would only drink my own supply of water or mineral water in a sealed bottle. It became a habit to carry around my own bottle or thermos.
One day we were having lunch at our Ladies Club. Unobtrusively I put my bottle near me on the table. My “best friend” drew the attention of other ladies to it. She thought it was a big joke my being careful. It looked as if I was a fastidious person or a big freak.
Needless to say I distanced myself from her from that day onwards.