Friendship is what happens when two or more people hang out because they care for each other, simple as that. No leveraging of influence or expectation of financial remuneration for time spent together, as in consulting or coaching. Just a mutual interest in the welfare of the other. A concern full of hope and desire for the best.
Friendship is rare. The real kind. The kind that doesn’t evacuate when disagreements occur, or evaporate when one disappoints the other. It endures the vicissitudes of conflicting schedules and geographic distance.
Friendship expects the best out of oneself for the sake of the other. It loves, sacrifices, cherishes, gives. It weeps when a companion weeps; it celebrates likewise with joy.
It’s rare. It’s hard. It’s friendship.