February 8th, 2013

True friends are hard to find

TRUE friends are hard to come by these days. Nowadays people also do not allocate time to catch up with old friends.

Sometimes our friends don’t seem to even call to say “Hi”. This is so in busy big cities.

But if your friend calls and says he wants to meet you, there might most likely be a big surprise waiting when you meet.

The surprises could be either your friend is getting married and wants to give you the invitation card or he could be in the multi-level marketing (MLM) business that he wants you to join.

Then there could be business opportunities, products or services that your friend wants to introduce and eventually persuade you to purchase or join.

Recently, I received a call from a friend who had not contacted me for about 10 years.

When I asked the reason he wanted to meet me he said he had a business opportunity for me.

Most friends want to meet with a self-benefitting reason behind them. They are rarely interested in keeping in touch as friends, but if they want to meet it will be because they need something from you.

I realise that friendship today is more of a “motive-oriented friendship”. One of the primary reasons for this is due to the rapid increase in cost of living in our country.

This has made people to become very self-centred and always looking for some extra cash to live more comfortably

There are true friends, but they are small in number.

VIGNESWARAN KANNAN Sitiawan The STAR Online Opinion Friday February 8, 2013