“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus
Most people agree that friends play a big role in our lives and that we need friends. Teams become stronger when team members form friendships with each other.
In true friendships, your friends will sometimes hold you up and sometimes they will lean on you, at other times it is enough just to know that they are standing by.
True friends can grow separately without growing apart from each other. With a friend your joy is doubled and your grief is halved.
Friendship does have its requirements though. It requires unselfishness, genuinely caring for the other person, and listening when they need to talk. But the rewards of friendship are priceless.