Birds of the same feather, flock together. For me it is not all the time and necessarily true. Even though you have your set of friends, it doesn't spell out the entirety of the person you are. Maybe a fraction of you. Most of the time, people tend to associate your 'YOU-ness' by the circle of friends you belong. It should not be that way. Each of us is unique and different from others even though you hang around all the time. Your friends are among those people who complements your personality, your sameness as well as your differences. It doesn't necessarily mean a reflection of you but the thought that you can be yourself being with them is good enough that you can call them your friend.
There are different types of friends. An acquaintance, a co-worker, a classmate, friends for benefits (?) to name a few. But real friends are those who can standby you like a marriage vow. Just like a husband or a wife. It's beyond being an acquaintance, a classmate or an officemate. They will not talk against your back. But instead they will tell you straight in your face the flaws, the bad, the negative. Sadly, some would connote that your friend's fault and wrong is a reflection of you being the same. Often times you are misjudged because of your friends flaw, wrong behavior or decision. And it is really unfair. Real friends are honest and sincere people. They could be your mirror and your conscience. Friends fight with each other too and it is common and natural because of differences. But it doesn't stop there from being friends. More than the pain, the foundation of the friendship matters the most than the misunderstanding you have if you consider each other real friends. #justsaying #friends