Financial disparity never affects true friendship (2007)
Some people think that financial disparity affects friendship. To me, I am convinced that friendship is the ship that will never sink. No matter there is financial disparity between friends, they turn to friends because they like each other. And disparity in finance can never affect true friendship.
Firstly, true friends do not mind each others’ economic position. For friends, it
doesn't matter what a person looks like or what kind of clothes he wears. It also has nothing to do with fame, power, or possessions. Good friends are fantastic presents you give to yourself. They are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. Friends are the people who know all about you, and still like you. They love you for who you are not for your money.
Secondly, friends in need are indeed and they will lend you hands no matter you have or have not money. They would often watch silently from far when you are influential, but come to you whenever you need their help. They are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there. They will help you deal with your financial problems, while the disparity can not estrange them. You’re not
the stepping-stone to success, but the crutch to live through difficulties.
Last but not least, friends means sharing, it needs time, action and scarcely concerning the financial disparity. They often share likes and dislikes, interests, pursuits, and passion. Beyond that, genuine friendship involves a shared sense of caring and concern, a desire to see one another grow and develop, and a hope for each other to succeed in all aspects of life. It takes time: time to get to know each other, time to build shared memories, time to invest in each other's growth. Sometimes we even cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop, which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one, which makes the heart, run over. In addition, it involves action: doing something for someone else while expecting nothing in return; sharing thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or negative criticism. Thus can you believe financial disparity may affect true friends? Never.
I can go boating without oar. I can sail without wind. However, I can’t live
without my dear friends. They are like your hands. Touch it, nothing happens. When cut them off, painful to death. In conclusion, true friends will never be affected by financial disparity and friendship is always the biggest ship in the world.