The one who is always late.
The one who moved away.
The one who you never skip a beat with.
The one who always has a listening ear.
The one who always wants the last word.
The one who has a laugh that is funnier than the joke.
The one who eats everything and doesn't gain weight.
Everyone has THAT friend. Even mentioning some these types of friends, you are instantly thinking of someone you know. It's kind of amazing because if you think of it, when we compare our friends with someone else's, they may have different bodies but their personalities and habits can sometimes fit the same mold.
I was bold enough to dream that one day I would write a book about this topic, but let's face it, I think the short term life of a blog post here and there is more the appropriate style than the marathon that is a book.
So I guess you could say this is a memory bank and social experiment all wrapped up in one. And as I unravel my friendships I challenge you to do the same!
The process goes as such: pick a friend, past or present. Devote time in thinking about their attributes, their abilities, even their weird or crazy habits that involve the memories you've shared with them that make them so notable in your life. The result is that someone else will very likely have a friend that is identical in those areas.
I've come to realize whenever anyone uses the phrase 'Everyone has THAT friend' the thought that comes to mind is more often than not a negative connotation. However, it's not about the crazy annoying friends (although they exist) as much as it is about the friends that have made an impression on you. The friends that have maybe been your best friend and at times worst enemy, but ultimately they have impacted your life one way or another.
Of course, the biggest challenge in taking on this idea is that I won't be naming names, but still doing my very best to include the characteristics of some of the most memorable people in my life. I may include some of the hardships or hurts, but in reality even though we have hurts from other people, we still all have the chance to move on from them and I hope to portray that in the most benevolent way possible.
First up.....the level-headed friend. --- COMING SOON!