I was watching this interview with Oprah and 50 Cent...I've included a clip and the part that caught my attention (1:35) was when Oprah said you can only truly be friends with someone enjoys and is happy about their own life. She said if you are famous but I feel that can apply to people who are not famous as well. Now I'm not saying it is impossible to be friends with people who may not be totally fulfilled but the key word is truly...you can be friends but a TRUE friendship is best when both parties are happy with their life. Even if their circumstances may not seem like a situation you would be in, as long as they are happy a true friendship can be built. When there is envy, imitation, jealousy etc. that is not a true friendship. Grant it, there is nothing wrong with admiring a person and certain things they've done in their life but when you begin to covet and try to emulate their whole being, that is fake!
This world has turned into a bunch of look a likes and if you don't want to be apart of the "look a like" crew then you're considered a square. There is nothing wrong with doing what you want to do...when you do you actually feel more comfortable and that's where happiness comes from, then you are able to be a better friend to those around you. I can agree, it is hard to not pick up tendencies and get caught up in a "group" opinion when in friendships but we have to stay focused on our course and admire without trying to BE LIKE the next person. Some people like to have their own fan club and want people to be jealous of them but who wants to be surrounded by fakes and frauds?
Oprah's Next Chapter | Part 2 Interview with 50... by Ashley_Miller_3