Friends are for life. There are no questions about whether friends are the essential part of a person’s life after family and relatives. When we come to this world, we are gifted with a family, but we have the privilege of choosing our friends.
They begin to mean the world to us as we grow up, and we often tend to share the most memorable moments of our life with them. I would love to tell all of you about 4 of my friends who have been with me from my childhood till today.
The 4 Friends Who Made Me, Me.
1. Harsahib Lamba.
The “laughing Buddha” of the group.
As the name says he is a Sikh and has always been the target for jokes but he never cared about it. He has been my friend for about more than a decade and I have spent the best memories of my school life with him.
We have enjoyed every moment of life by making money in school through our different schemes, mocking other boys of the school, or playing pranks on the students. Today he studies in Canada, far away from me, and not a single day goes by when I don’t recall the memories we have shared.
He is a man of his word when he commits to something, and he always completes it, no matter what comes in his way. But that is not what makes him unique, and his jolly nature is something that separates him from the crowd. His habit of making everyone happy with his stupid jokes has made him a true friend to me.
2. Divay Nagpal.
My life coach.
We have been together since 4th grade and have faced every ups and down of our academic life together. Breaking rules,bullying juniors and being in the hit list of teachers, we have been through all this, and no matter what happened we never had a combat. We never jeopardized our friendship no matter what came our way.
Whenever I had to decide, it was this man I always turned to and he has always been there to suggest me with the best advice. He has supported me through thick and thin of my life and has motivated me to fight tooth and nail for my dreams. He is that supportive. A call at 3 AM, and he will be there for me.
3. Shubham Daniel
School Bunks, cricket betting, and night outs, this man has been the one with me whenever we have tried something illegitimate. We have tried every new illegal activity together and always stood by each other while facing the consequences. We both agree that we have had the best moments of our school days together.
Being very average students in school we both always motivated each other to the fact that grades can’t decide the future. We have never been in the teacher’s good books and therefore spent most of the time standing outside the classes and mocking students passing by. Those discussions about our favorite soccer clubs and then fighting over which team is better, we have enjoyed it all and will always cherish them for our entire lifetime. The biggest lesson I learned from him was that I never lose hope and still enjoy life in life no matter what happens.
4. Kartik Chibber
The Comedy guy.
This man has the ability to make anyone laugh their ass off. He was cool as a cucumber in any situation he faced and that’s what one can learn from him. I never saw him panicking in any case.
He had this knack for finding intelligent solutions no matter which problem he gets caught himself into. His street intellectual skills and ability to manipulate people made him the most wanted guy everywhere.
We have had debates and fights over different issues, but our bond was too strong to be shattered by a small fight. We both were considered the most talkative students in the class, as we could talk about any random topic for hours and hours. Times change, and friends separate. He is currently doing his graduation from Australia and it’s been a long time since we met. He was the one man whose presence could put a smile on your face, and yes, that’s what I miss the most.
On our road to making a career, we forget our friends. Actually what we forget is that those friends gave us this life. Happiness is not worth enjoying if it can’t be shared with friends.
Life will go on, and one day we will all live our so-called grown-up lives but honestly I have lived my life with my friends, and I am content.