"We cannot choose our family, but we can choose our friends," a wise man once said.
Your friends make your world and are -- in a manner of speaking -- a reflection of who you are. While you may not necessarily be known by the friends you keep, the right friends can make or break the way you feel about yourself and the things you do.
Think friends and what comes to mind is the life and times of those six
F.R.I.E.N.D.S., who entertained us for a decade.
We're sure you too draw similarities and parallels to what happened to Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler and Joey.If you see yourself as one among the six, you need five friends, who will stand by you through thick and thin.
I know that sounds clichéd, but mark our words, with friends like these, you can't go wrong. So, here is our list of 5 friends everyone must have…
The positron (a.k.a enthu-cutlet)
The one friend who has never heard of the word no! Tell him/her you plan to quit your job and most likely answer is, "Go right ahead."
No questions asked; no explanations needed. He/she believes in you, no matter what!
This is the one who is always referred to as the hard-nosed dude. Nothing moves them, or so it seems. Guess what, you could do with more friends like these.
They may say an awful lot of things that hurt, but more often than not they will say it as is -- with love and without malice.
The man/girl friday
This one is a meddler and a compulsive one at that. But when all is said and done, you cannot do without them, you must have a friend like this one. This is the one who makes sure your wardrobe is in place for that important third date. If you are lucky, he/she may even offer to drive you so you don't have to take the train. 'Interference' is their middle name, but it is for your good. Honest.
The partner in crime
They are as bad as they come. From drinking and driving (which we don't endorse, by the way) to one night stands, this one is all for it. Yet, when it comes to being there, he/she is the 'wall'.
Your partner in crime is the one gets you drunk on your birthday or throws you a party when your divorce finally comes through. Frivolous to some, he/she is your rock when the going gets tough.
The unexpected friend
This one is the old (or middle-aged) piece of prehistory living next door, disapproves of your late nights and your loud music that blares all day. You can never be friends, or so you thought. After all he/she is much older than you, has never travelled abroad or even had a career!
Yet, their opinion counts and you know they will lend you a patient ear when things go wrong. And yes, a dabba is always ready for you when you are not well too!
Well, there you have it then. Five friends every woman must have. Love them, hate them, ignore them, but you cannot do without them!