Friends With Benefits

We are and always will be social beings, and friends make everything a lot better! Friends bring more happiness in everything we do – friendships significantly impact our lives – making it all less lonesome for many of us!

Friends play a crucial role in our mental health and development – our successes, failures, and almost everything we go through! Good friends relieve stress, provide comfort and joy, and help us deal with loneliness and isolation – especially in this digitally and virtually advancing world!

Choosing the right people to be friends with who can serve as a robust support system in our lives is crucial. Friends must not be people with whom we spend only the good times but who help us deal with the worst of situations as well. We spend most of our time finding the right life partner – society also emphasizes more on the same – however, research shows that finding good friends is more important to our psychological welfare than looking for the so-called soul mate!  

Friends come with many benefits – physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and more! Good friends improve our mood and help us deal with stressors in life. We just got to make sure our friends are not the stressors! This is where choosing the right people comes into play!

Good friends keen on finding us in a more prosperous place will help us reach and achieve our goals no matter how hard it may seem. A good friend can boost our energy by doing the right thing at the right time.

A good social life is ideal for our immune system, reducing isolation which is a significant factor for depression today! We all need someone to share our thoughts and ideas with – this is another benefit of a good friend. Genuine people around us are such a blessing in disguise. Investing in real people around us is as essential as investing in our finances. Friends don’t just come in handy for sharing Netflix and Amazon passwords but also for maintaining our mental and physical well-being!

No, online friends are not enough! We are all so caught up with the internet and all the different social media platforms we are exposed to. We tend to make more virtual friends than physical ones. However, virtual friends are great for liking pictures, sharing memes, and commenting on Twitter. We need to meet up, hang out, laugh, and grab a meal to feel warm and comfortable with each other. This human touch is lacking in today’s generation, draining us of values and everything possibly human. We are not connected on a deeper level but only on social media. This has to change in some way, and the only way to do so is to be kind and friendly to one another in person.

Something that we always tend to forget is that to have good friends, and we must be good friends ourselves! We must be more considerate, empathetic, good listeners, and genuinely good friends! No one is perfect, and that’s the way of the world. Finding imperfections and matching on that is what life is all about! Let’s figure out the meaning of lost friendships and renew them with the understanding of how small the world is and how short life is to live alone.


Aakanksha Dinah, a passionate writer, orator, communicator focused on establishing a Training institution centered on creativity and innovation. Aakanksha is a true believer in loving the work we do and strongly believes in smart-work, the reason why creativity works better for her. Aakanksha is enormously focused on making a career in professional writing and publishing. She loves writing poems, self-help articles, and essays. An enthusiast when it comes to learning languages and in short, Aakanksha is a wanderer, an explorer, a mom, a dog-mom, a poet, a cook, a writer, and an influencer.

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