Monday, August 06, 2012
Where does a lion sleep?
Anywhere it wants to!
4 ways to act like a true friend
Everyone from ancient philosophers to contemporary scientists agrees that friendship is one of the keys to happiness. How do you keep your friendships strong? Act like a true friend:
1. Be supportive when your friend has bad news. This is perhaps the most critical duty of a friend.
2. Be supportive when your friend has good news. Surprisingly, it’s sometimes harder to be supportive when someone gets a promotion, gets engaged, or enjoys other good fortune than it is to be supportive when someone is going through a hard time.
3. Don’t gossip. Along the same lines …
4. Keep a secret. One of the most satisfying aspects of friendship is that it allows two people to confide in each other. Spilling secrets will destroy that.
Hugh: I’m all packed for our camping trip.
Baxter: Did you bring emergency supplies?
Hugh: Yep. I brought two bottles of brandy in case of snakebite.
Baxter: Oh, there aren’t any snakes where we’re going.
Hugh: No matter. I packed a couple of snakes!