There are many names to relationships and countless classifications
can be done but there is an another perspective. All the
relationships are based on bonding, and bondings are based on the
universal emotion of love. Just the magnitude of love and affection
varies your level of comfort and happiness with a person.
Friendship is a reciprocal phenomenon whereas love can be one sided
too. Personally I rate friendship above love, but as specific as
love, it is very hard to find good friendship. Finding reciprocal
emotion in friendship is easier as compared to finding true love.
Love makes you change, friendship takes you the way you are and
loves you that way, it means friendship resists changes. Most
important thing is that there is seldom any nagging involved in
friendship ad even it is there it is hardly noticed.
Friendship is unconditional whereas Love is based on expectations,
conditions, commitment and efforts.You can have friends who are
always there for you when you need, selflessly. In love it is
more about self satisfaction than selfless emotion. Do not confuse
yourself here as doing something that makes your lover happy is also
selfish in some what ways, a friend makes you happy by staying the
way they are. May be this is not the case always but decision is
rest on your experience.
Love is known to bind you, friendship lets you be free. Love
restricts your wants and desires but friendship supports the
insatiable dreams and wants of human mind.