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20 Friendship Quotes For Your Best Friend

20 Friendship Quotes For Your Best Friend

Taking the time to evaluate the people you call friends is something we all need to do now and again.

Are your friendships supporting and building you, or are they holding you back? Sometimes we develop friendships because they’re convenient, or hold on to dying ones because they’re old. For those who can and have cut those unhealthy friendships out of their lives, these quotes about real friendship will ring true. For those who are surrounded by friends but find themselves unsupported and uninspired, let these be words of wisdom to consider. No matter how many friends you have, keep these qualities in mind when choosing who comes and goes in your life!

Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it.

    A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.

      The one who doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, but tells you what you need to hear. Keep that.

      Sonya Teclai

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        The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.

        Elizabeth Foley

          Friends become our chosen family.

            A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else.

              A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become and still gently allows you to grow.

              William Shakespeare

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                Sometimes you meet a person and you just click – you’re comfortable with them, like you’ve known them your whole life, and you don’t have to pretend to be anyone or anything.

                  Having a soulmate is not always about love. You can find your soulmate in a friendship too.

                  Nofacewrites

                    Best friends make the good times better and the hard times easier.

                      Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.

                        Making a friend and maintaining a friendship are two different things.

                        Sonya Teclai

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                          The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.

                            A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part…

                              The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

                              Aristotle

                                A good friend knows all your stories. A best friend helped you write them.

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                                  Best friends are people who make your problems their problems, just so you don’t have to go through them alone.

                                    The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.

                                    Henri Nouwen

                                      Sometimes your circle decreases in size, but increases in value.

                                        Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can’t pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while.

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                                          Science Says Guitar Players’ Brains Are Different From Others’

                                          Science Says Guitar Players’ Brains Are Different From Others’

                                          There’s nothing quite like picking up a guitar and strumming out some chords. Listening to someone playing the guitar can be mesmerising, it can evoke emotion and a good guitar riff can bring out the best of a song. Many guitar players find a soothing, meditative quality to playing, along with the essence of creating music or busting out an acoustic version of their favourite song. But how does playing the guitar affect the brain?

                                          More and more scientific studies have been looking into how people who play the guitar have different brain functions compared to those who don’t. What they found was quite astonishing and backed up what many guitarists may instinctively know deep down.

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                                          Guitar Players’ Brains Can Synchronise

                                          You didn’t read that wrong! Yes, a 2012 study[1] was conducted in Berlin that looked at the brains of guitar players. The researchers took 12 pairs of players and got them to play the same piece of music while having their brains scanned.

                                          During the experiment, they found something extraordinary happening to each pair of participants – their brains were synchronising with each other. So what does this mean? Well, the neural networks found in the areas of the brain associated with social cognition and music production were most activated when the participants were playing their instruments. In other words, their ability to connect with each other while playing music was exceptionally strong.

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                                          Guitar Players Have a Higher Intuition

                                          Intuition is described as “the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning” and this is exactly what’s happening when two people are playing the guitar together.

                                          The ability to synchronise their brains with each other, stems from this developed intuitive talent indicating that guitar players have a definite spiritual dexterity to them. Not only do their brains synchronise with another player, but they can also even anticipate what is to come before and after a set of chords without consciously knowing. This explains witnessing a certain ‘chemistry’ between players in a band and why many bands include brothers who may have an even stronger connection.

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                                          This phenomenon is actually thought to be down to the way guitarists learn how to play – while many musicians learn through reading sheet music, guitar players learn more from listening to others play and feeling their way through the chords. This also shows guitarists have exceptional improvisational skills[2] and quick thinking.

                                          Guitar Players Use More of Their Creative, Unconscious Brain

                                          The same study carried out a different experiment, this time while solo guitarists were shredding. They found that experienced guitar players were found to deactivate the conscious part of their brain extremely easily meaning they were able to activate the unconscious, creative and less practical way of thinking more efficiently.

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                                          This particular area of the brain – the right temporoparietal junction – typically deactivates with ‘long term goal orientation’ in order to stop distractions to get goals accomplished. This was in contrast to the non-guitarists who were unable to shut off the conscious part of their brain which meant they were consciously thinking more about what they were playing.

                                          This isn’t to say that this unconscious way of playing can’t be learnt. Since the brain’s plasticity allows new connections to be made depending on repeated practice, the guitar player’s brain can be developed over time but it’s something about playing the guitar in particular that allows this magic to happen.

                                          Conclusion

                                          While we all know musicians have very quick and creative brains, it seems guitar players have that extra special something. Call it heightened intuition or even a spiritual element – either way, it’s proven that guitarists are an exceptional breed unto themselves!

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