As the first season of House of Cards comes to an end, it’s time to take a look back at all of the great characters that make up this show—and there are plenty of them. One such character is Freddy Hayes, the owner of Freddy’s BBQ and one of Underwood’s few true friends and confidants. When Raymond Tusk exposes Freddy’s criminal past, Freddy loses out on a franchise opportunity with Chatterbox Fried Chicken—and Underwood isn’t pleased with Tusk either. Freddy’s BBQ is a True Friend
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The Characteristics of a Good Friend
A true friend is a person you can depend on in any situation and at any time. A good friend will always be there for you, so it’s essential to develop these characteristics. Here are just a few of them: honesty, loyalty, trustworthiness, caring, consideration, kindness and compassion. When these are qualities of your friends you can rely on them and feel comfortable knowing they will never lead you astray or let you down.
Are There Any Benefits?
The greatest benefit of working with Freddy’s BBQ is seeing firsthand how they treat their customers. Not only do they go out of their way to make sure their customers leave satisfied, but they are also deeply loyal to each and every one of them. I had several conversations with Freddy and I quickly came to realize that he truly cares about his customers and wants them to be happy when they walk through his doors.
What Makes for an Effective Friendship?
Friendship isn’t just about fun and games, though. Sometimes friends need to tell each other things they don’t want to hear, or help them out of jams. Friends should also be honest with each other—no fair being so vague that you don’t give your buddy an opening to say what she needs to say! Finally, friendship means accepting who your friend is at her core—even if that core includes some darkness or faults.
There Is No One Size Fits All Approach to Building Relationships
There’s no shame in admitting that you don’t know what you’re doing. As long as you are willing to admit it, there are ways to make up for your lack of experience and knowledge. A great way to learn how to build relationships with people is by simply observing people who do it well; take some time out of your day and observe how those around you build their relationships. Over time, it will become second nature for you, too.
How Can You Become Better at Making Friends?
While it may be easier to make friends when you’re younger, you can still become better at making friends as an adult. Here are some ways you can form stronger friendships in your life.