Human being is a social animal. He likes to stay surrounded by people. Would be there any person in the world who would like to stay a loner? In this case, an ascetic would be an exception who renounces the world to gain enlightenment. The rest human race craves for staying in the crowd of people. Right from the early morning, when we step out from our home to catch train or bus till the whole day in office, we are always in circle of people. Friends, colleagues, relatives never leave us alone. In the verge of staying connected, we try befriending with new people in our society, office, gym or in pubs. Sometimes we get connected to people easily, sometimes we don’t. The real problem begins when we try harder to impress people to be our friends. What’s the point in losing your self respect to gain someone’s admiration? The end result is cynicism, disappointment and bitterness.
Since we are all born and brought up with lot of pampering and love from our parents, we start seeing the world as our family. Unfortunately the world is different from our perception, feelings and emotions. For an extrovert, making friends is not a big deal, but for a introvert, trying to befriend people is a Herculean challenge. In case, if you are a little timid and introvert, trying to break the ice by interacting with people, then you should definitely take the first step. But make sure that the people you are bonding with, are people whose ideas and interests match with you.
Never ever try to befriend people who hardly bother about your presence. Sometimes it is best to avoid such people and get engrossed in some activities like reading and travelling. Connecting with people is really good, but make sure that you don’t go overboard by consuming your time to impress people or any particular person. There is no point in keeping any relationship if the person doesn’t has any sense of respect for you. In such instance, staying in your company is the best option. At the end of the day, your life shouldn’t be wasted in befriending or impressing people. There is a life beyond socializing. Connect with your goals, dreams and ambitions and within no time the world be at your feet.