In a single human life, a human is bound to make contact with at least 3 other humans everyday.
That includes your family, friends, colleagues, school mates, strangers and etc.
Most people are by default social creatures. I for one am not as i grew older, and am now defined as an asocial, monosyllabic and even aloof. I used to be called social butterfly by my secondary school teachers.The wheels have changed and i have mellowed down.
There is a simple reason for this change. Friendship is for mutual relationship or at most, for the sake of something. This is of course my definition of a normal friendship. I had friends who befriended me just for the sake of something they need or something they want from me. I can cite examples but feel no impulse to do so, because people are bound to meet these sort of people in their life.
During the recent festive season, i was burdened to buy presents for people, this was not from heart i must say. When a person buys for me a present, i am 'obligated' to buy for that person one gift as well. In a way, this vicious cycle of present giving never ends. In chinese saying, they always call it 小小意思. People no matter what seems to be obligated when you give them something. Recently i gave a treat to a friend, in turn, she told me, next time she would treat me. In this case, a treat is no longer a treat and it becomes a cycle once again. Do not keep an account of what happen between friends or then i would rather for us to be strangers.
Friendship for me only states these few thing. A friend is there for you, remembers you and knows everything. I have 3 very good friends, but the closest to me is one person that speaks my mind and knows every single little thing and keeps it close within him. I thank him from the bottom of my heart.
I sit here writing still awaiting.