Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Thoughts/Opinions on Friendship

There are many different kinds of friendships. 
First there's acquaintances. From the perspective of a teenager like me, acquaintances are that person who you ask for help every day in class and you talk to sometimes. Acquaintances are always great to have when  you're confused in class, or you need to tell someone some trivial news that you heard last period. 
Then there are friends. Friends are the people who you talk to a lot and they say 'hi' in the hallway. Friends are good for telling small problems that you need help with when your bff's aren't there. 
BFF's are the ones who are with you all the time and are always there for you, and you love them <3.>
Finally, there are "Soul Siblings" as I like to call them. That's the person who you've known since forever, and you both know everything about each other. Also, they're the first person you go to if something good or bad happens. They're the person you can't live without, and that you have to be in constant communication with (for me, that's my cousin, Carly.) 

It's always a great thing to have all the different types of friends. But of course you have to be careful when it comes to who you tell what. 

In seventh grade, I became friends with a girl who went to my elementary school, but I never really was that great of friends with her. As the year progressed, she and I became closer and closer until we were BFF's. I always thought that some of her friends didn't like me, but I brushed that off and didn't worry about it. Little did I know that it would affect my friendship. One day, my friend Alli told me that my friend was saying bad things about me in Art Class.  Feeling hurt, I went to the guidance counselor. We talked about it and she said she was sorry, but things were never the same between us. I really wish that we could have stayed friends, but she obviously had other ideas. 

That situation made me a bit hesitant in making acquaintances. I am now more afraid of how I act in front of people, so that they do not make assumptions about me or say rude things about me behind my back. 

I believe that friendship is an extremely important part of life. Friends are the people that keep you going strong. Honestly, I have no idea what I would do without my friends. I probably honestly would have been dead now. My friends are so important to me, as other people's friends are important to them. 

And although friendships change as people move in and out of our lives, the feeling of friendship is an irrevocable bond that keeps the memories that we have with our friends vivid and alive in our hearts. 

Thanks for reading, my friends! 


P.S. Sorry it took so long to write, I was busy most of this week, and other times I was lazy :P.
P.P.S. The original draft of this I wrote on my calculator.  (for the full story on that, go to
see?^ (It's kinda hard to read, but you can see the letters) 

1 comment:

Dana said...

Friendship is very important in your life. It is nice to have someone to share everything together. Secrets, dreams, stories, clothes, and sometimes boyfriends. I have done that one before. My best friend lives in Texas and we e-mail each other everyday. We have been friends for over 34 years. I just adore her so much. And yes we both dated the same guy. He ended up going out with another gal. Thanks goodness because we both really were not that interested after all. So appreciate your friends. Never loose touch with them. Hugs~ Dana