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The 5 people that are common to us all…

Yayyyy…they say that friends are the family we choose for ourselves, and
choosing the right friends can significantly improve our lives in many
ways. We may not all have friends, but there are five certain friends that we all can not live without.

The agony aunt or uncle: This is the perfect person to have onboard when
you are facing a crisis
– no matter how big or small. If you need some
advice, or just a listening ear, this is your guy or girl! Not only is
this friend happy to sit and listen to all your problems without passing
judgement, but they know exactly when to butt in with advice, and the
advice they do give is usually peppered with love.
Just don’t forget to offer up your ear and
repay the favour from time to time!

The laugh-a-minute mate: The party pal, the group comedian, the life and soul of the party… We
all know one of these people – or if you don’t, you should. The
laugh-a-minute-mate is that person who never fails to cheer you up and
get you laughing, no matter what you’re going through.
Whether you’re on
a night out, travelling the globe or just sat watching TV, this friend
will make sure you always have a great time. However, a little distraction is
often what you need, so if you need to take a break from life’s
stresses, try giving this friend a call.
The painfully honest pal: This truthful pal may not always tell you what you want to
hear, but they will usually tell you what you need to know. The key
thing with this friend is that there is no malice behind their
truthfulness; they are genuinely trying to help.

If you want an honest opinion on whether that person you’ve had your
eye on really fancies you, whether you should dump your latest fling, or
how you should deal with a tricky situation, this is the friend to go
to.
This is a great person to have around when you are facing a big
decision, and equally good for advice on your fashion decisions – so
long as your ego can take it.

The finishes-your -sentences friend:
The finishes-your-sentences friend does exactly what they say on the
tin; they know you inside out, you share the same random interests, and
they always know exactly what you’re talking about – even when you
don’t.
Maybe you’ve known this person for years, or maybe you just clicked
instantly. Regardless, this is a true friend; the person you feel most
comfortable with and can really be yourself around. You know you can
relax with this friend and that they’re never going to judge what you
say – in fact, they were probably just thinking the same thing.

The inspirational motivator: Otherwise known as Little Miss or Mr Perfect, the inspirational
motivator makes you feel inspired and infuriated in pretty equal
measures. The likelihood is this friend is thriving in some area in
which you are lacking. Perhaps they have a better job than you or they
earn more money; maybe they have a better social life; or perhaps you
feel they have better values than you. Yes, this friend can definitely be annoying at times, but they can
also encourage you to reach higher, do better, and live a fuller life if
– instead of feeling jealous – you use their success to inspire and
motivate your own.

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: tireni.adabayo@kemifilani.ng

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