Compassion

It takes a true friend to tell you you’re an idiot.

And true friends piss each other off–but an undefeatable sense of respect will always remain.

They’ll take the earful you’re giving them about your trivial problems then proceed to tell you you’re still an idiot.

When you cry, they’ll assure you it’s totally okay to do so, if they’re not already tearing up with you. But when you do cry, it angers them more so than the patriarchal society would consider human.

They know you’re human and you’re never perfect so you fill in each other’s gaps, complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

They make you feel loved, truly cared for and safe. And they never fail to remind you they love you.

They promise to always be there, to take your call at four in the morning, especially if you’re feeling down.

They continually tell you you are multi-talented and that your dreams and aspirations will take you very far, farther than your life now could ever dream of taking you.

They know when you’re happy–they see you haven’t been this happy in a long time and it, in turn, makes them ecstatic and they feel the warmth and love and happiness, too.

And they love you so much that they will respectfully annihilate anyone who even remotely thinks about hurting you.

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