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The Value of True Friendship: Why You Need Someone Who Calls Bullshit

PostedFebruary 28, 2024

In the journey of life, having true friends by your side is an invaluable gift. These are the people who stand by you through thick and thin, celebrate your successes, and offer a shoulder to lean on during tough times. While it is easy to surround yourself with friends who always agree with you and tell you what you want to hear, a true friend is someone who is not afraid to call bullshit on you when you need it the most.

Having a friend who is willing to be honest and upfront, even when it is uncomfortable, can be crucial for personal growth and development. In a world where toxic masculinity often discourages vulnerability and self-reflection, a true friend can serve as a beacon of honesty and accountability.

When a friend calls bullshit on you, it is a sign that they care about you enough to challenge you and push you to be the best version of yourself. Whether it is pointing out destructive behaviours, holding you accountable for your actions, or simply offering a different perspective, a true friend will always have your best interests at heart.

It is easy to get caught up in our own egos and blind spots, but a friend who is not afraid to challenge us can help us see things more clearly and make better choices. They provide a reality check when we need it most and help us avoid making mistakes that could have long-lasting consequences.

Moreover, having a friend who calls bullshit on you can strengthen the bond between you. It shows that you value honesty and authenticity in your relationship, and that you are both committed to each other’s personal growth and well-being. True friendships are built on trust, respect, and open communication, and being able to have difficult conversations is a testament to the strength of your connection.

So, if you are lucky enough to have a friend who is not afraid to challenge you, cherish that relationship. Embrace their feedback with an open mind, knowing that it comes from a place of love and genuine concern for your well-being. And do not be afraid to return the favour – true friendship is a two-way street, and being willing to call bullshit on your friend when they need it can strengthen your bond even further.

In conclusion, a true friend who calls bullshit on you when you need it is a rare and precious gift. Embrace their honesty, learn from their insights, and let them help you become the best version of yourself. After all, true friendship is not about always agreeing with each other – it is about being there for each other, no matter what.

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