My parents told me that friends may come and go, but family remains and will always be there.
It is easy to spend great times with friends, after all, they can be there for you during those good times. Now, think about your tough times and most likely you’ll remember a member of the family that shows concern and gives you the support you need to face your problems and go on. Not all friends can do that to you. So it makes sense that you treat your family as your closest friends.
Family helps build your personality. You don’t have to acquire the genes of your parents to learn how to be a good and responsible person. Your family teaches lessons on this early on. You might be wondering why they ask you to fix the bed, wash dishes and save money whenever you get your salary. These are the moments when they tell you to always do what’s right and best for you. They help shape your character and build on your life’s principles.
Family gives you the security you need as you grow. Financial security is given since they should provide everything that you need as you grow up, all you need to do is to go to school and help on some household chores. But as you age, your family gives you the emotional security and the assurance that they have you covered no matter what happens. Now that’s a good support system.
So if you find it hard to bond with your family, this is the best time to do so. Make your family your friends and you will definitely have the best friends for life.