Interacting with others not only allows you to understand aspects of other people, but it also helps you understand aspects of yourself.
One of the beautiful things about life is the fact that you will most likely make friends wherever you go, however in order for this to happen you first have to be open to the idea. If you are not someone who is interested in meeting new people and building new friendships, then this will show in your personality and people will be more inclined to avoid you. It is important to remember to stay true to yourself, no matter who enters your life. Staying true to yourself will prevent you from doing things that you do not want to do even if your friends are doing it.
Use your head
There may be occasions where you may think of doing certain things to fit in such as going against something you believe in. When situations like this arise, it is best that you first think about what you are planning on doing, because thinking about something long enough will help you make a decision. For example, it would not be wise to start taking vitamins and supplements to improve your physique just because a friend tells you to. Instead you should first make sure that the vitamins and supplements are safe to take. Being popular is not everything, is it important that you understand this because if not, you might engage in dangerous or unruly behavior just so that you could gain access into a particular group.
Should be easy
It is important that you understand the difference between good friendships and bad ones. A good friendship should not cause you unnecessary stress and frustration. If you feel like you have to put in a lot of effort just so that you can be friends with someone, then you should rethink the friendships you have. A good friendship is something that should come easy and naturally. There are certain people that you will instantly connect with, and more often than not, it is with these people that you will build good friendships.
Maintaining friendships become a difficult task, only if you make it difficult. For example, if you lie to your friends and if you are someone that they cannot depend on, then it is most likely that the friendship will not last. However, if you are a loyal and trustworthy friend, then even if you do not talk to your friends on a daily basis, you will still be able to maintain good friendships.