Friendship is like a canoe with two people in it.
It is stressful when there are two people involved in a friendship and just one person is handling the paddle meant for two people to paddle,it becomes uncomfortable,tiring,energy consuming,uninteresting and boring if only one person keeps making efforts and inputs into a friendship for the benefit of two people,if only one person keeps paddling the canoe(friendship)when there is another person who ought to paddle along side there is bound to be stagnancy as a result of the other person’s refusal to contribute in the progress of the friendship(canoe).
And friendship is not a competition, friends ought to complement, encourage, advice and inspire you rather than compete with you over progress, success and achievements. And friends don’t get intimidated by your success instead your success should be an inspiring and motivating factor to their own success and achievements.
In addition they are stepping stones who should lift you higher to achieve your dreams, goals and purpose, they ought to contribute in making your life better.
To contribute positively, inspire changes, bring out the best in you and challenge you to become a better person, this is the very essence of friendship.