Do you know someone who does not have a friend? In my opinion, all of us have friends. It is just a matter of level of friendship is. We have friends way back in elementary until present. We gained friends during college. We get to know new people from our first job, second job and our current job. We also make new friends from other organization be it a religious group or a hobby group. But the question here is what type of a friend do you have or what type of a friend are you?
Here is a list:
- Sailor – A sailor stays inside the ship. Therefore, a sailor kind of friend are those you meet during parties and gatherings. You were introduce to them but never really bother knowing more of the person. After the event, you know you two will not meet anymore so why bother getting her or his number? Sailor type of friend is afraid to look deeper and just wants it to be casual.
- Snorkelers – These are the type of friends who know you a little more than the sailors. These types of friends are sometimes the one you work with like you get to see or talk all the time but after your shift, you two have your own worlds. Like a snorkeler, he or she can just see the surface of the water or the ocean, he or she knows that there are fish and other sea creatures below but does not want to see the whole picture. He or she does not want to go deeper because he or she might not handle the things he or she will discover about you.
- Scuba Divers – By the name itself, you definitely know what scuba diver friends are. Yep, you are right. These are the friends who know you by heart. That even you do not see or be with them all the time, they know what is happening to you. They know your parents, they have met them. They know your family and been to family events. They know what you like and what you hate. These are the friends that will be there especially on your lowest point.
I have all three types of friends. The sailor ones are the people I meet on conventions. We exchange calling cards, we add each other on our Social Media Sites but we do not contact each other constantly.
The Snorkelers, I met them at my current job. We share things together during office hours. We go out once in a while to have dinner or a drink or too. They know a little about my life but I know inside of me that there are still things about me that I keep.
As for the Scuba Divers, I only have few but I treasure them the most. We do not get to see often but we communicate a lot. These are the people that I can talk to for hours in a coffee shop or restaurant while having dinners. These are the people I grew up with.
I think I am also three types of friends to different people. How about you? Are you also three types of friends or just one type? Do you have them all or just one of them?