The Civil Writer Magazine

"A true friend who understands your troubles is far more valuable than a hundred friends who only show up for your smiles."

There are those who calls everyone friend but are short on friendship and are more so associates. An associate being a partner or colleague can have other things on their mind but your troubles are not one of them.

In this world of social media, the word “friend” is tossed around quite casually. You may have hundreds of “friends” on Facebook, but how many of these folks have truly got your back? A true friend is a treasure who is down for you in your darkest hours.

An associate is someone who’s cool to chill with for a minute, but is not really checking for you. Unfortunately, sometimes a person who you think is a friend is actually just an associate.