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10 Reasons To Befriend People Who Think A Lot

Self portrait by Katerina Belkina

Self portrait by Katerina Belkina

Thinking is a full time job – even if you are “technically” unemployed. Think about it?

We all have a person in our life whose mind is turning more than we can even imagine. While they may not be clairvoyant, they are always a strong conversation partner, owing to their keen observations. Talk to them once and they can unearth all the buried chapters of your life.

I have developed a taste for the people like them. While there are countless reasons to be friends with people like this, here are a few highlights:

1) They understand life a bit more.
Well, they actually do. Look into their eyes, and you can see the purest and the most tranquil form of yourself, looking back at you.

2) Your secrets are never revealed.
Confide your deepest of the darkest secret. They’re never judgmental, because they always see you from a better perspective and believe that people are really good at heart. You can cry your heart out in front of them.

3) They are all ears.
Talk about relationships, career issues, your crushes, families, siblings, friends, foes, the sky, the moon, the stars, anything and everything. They’ll listen to every bit.

4) They know that the world is a beautiful place.
When you get dark thoughts, give them a call. They’ll invalidate all your opinions of quitting, and will make you fall in love with the world. They’ll tell you why you need to live. The world is a beautiful place, and you’re a beautiful person.

5) They have a lot of conversations, but they seldom speak.
I, personally, find it the most fascinating quality about them. You’ll find them chitchatting with every second person, but you’ll never see them speaking. They teach you the difference between communicating and speaking.

6) They’re romantic.
If you’re looking for a committed relationship, they can be the best choice. They will notice each and every single detail about you without letting you know. They will keep surprising you with the knowledge they have attained about you, everyday. It makes them easy to fall in love with

7) They don’t have many friends, but the ones that they have are very loyal.
Because they’re hard to understand, people often fail at getting to know them. They don’t have many friends, but believe me, befriending them can be a wise decision.

8) They’re not aliens. They are as extraordinary as you.
They can be extroverts, introverts, and sometimes, a mix of both. They’re socially active people, full of life, love partying. They can act a little different when they ask you to go to some less discovered place, or spends time staring at million stars.

9) They’re not scared of loneliness
They know that there is a ray of hope in darkness. They try to find it, every night. They’re not afraid of darkness. They are often seen walking alone, traveling alone, and eating alone. Loneliness is a perfect gift, at times.

10) Last but not the least
Deep inside, you too are the person I am talking about, aren’t you?
It’s just a matter of separating the facts from fiction. Befriend yourself.

Written by Ridima Kamal

See the sublime self-portraits of our thinking friend, Russian-born artist Katerina Belinka. Her surreal introspective works are inspired by famous artists and blur the line between paintings and photograph.

For Klimt - courtesy of Katerina Balkina

For Klimt – courtesy of Katerina Balkina

 

For Malevich - painting by Katerina Belkina

For Malevich – courtesy of Katerina Belkina

 

For Lempicka - courtesy of Katerina Belkina

For Lempicka – courtesy of Katerina Belkina

 

For Gauguin - courtesy of Katerina Belkina

For Gauguin – courtesy of Katerina Belkina

 

For Kahlo white - courtesy of Katerina Belkina

For Kahlo white – courtesy of Katerina Belkina

 

For Kahlo red - courtesy of Katerina Belkina

For Kahlo red – courtesy of Katerina Belkina

 

For Modigliani - courtesy of Katerina Belkina

For Modigliani – courtesy of Katerina Belkina

 

For Rousseau - courtesy of Katerina Belkina

For Rousseau – courtesy of Katerina Belkina

 

For Petrov-Vodkin - courtesy of Katerina Belkina

For Petrov-Vodkin – courtesy of Katerina Belkina