- A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
- A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
- A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
Friends may come and go throughout your life, and they will undoubtedly change it in the process. In life you only have a few true friends, and the rest I see as acquaintances. Friends shouldn’t be judged by quantity, yu gain nothing from surrounding yourself with acquaintances, which is what I see popularity as. MY definition of a friend is someone who you can tell anything to and trust them to keep it to themselves, someone who you know so well that you could be them, yet you daren’t do so as you care for them too much to upset them.
Friends are the people who would never purposely hurt you, and the painful part comes when you find out your so called friends are not really that. That’s the point where you need to be careful with friends, trust the wrong people and they can flip your life upside down. Being betrayed by the very people who you thought you could trust is never going to end well. I’ve been through quite possibly the worst points in my life due to misplaced trust in people who I thought were “friends”. Due to one person who I thought was my friend, nearly an entire year of school was torture because of the constant crap stirred up by that one person. Although from that I did learn that your friends aren’t always the people you have the most in common with or agree with everything on.
I also learned that friends can come from the most unlikely place, and be the most unlikely people that you’d think to befriend. As well as that I discovered that you don’t think who your friends are, you know and feel who they are. And it’s these friends that can help you get out of any rut you may be in, even the one caused by your “ex-friends”. Friends make you change for better or for worse, but it’s always true friends that make everything better and bring the best out of you.
Friends can solve any problem, but you have to get the right friends, you have to get true friends, not the ones who you claim to be friends because there in the group you go around with. You can waste your time and surround yourself by acquaintances, but what I truly suggest if you want to get the most out of other people is find these true friends and be one yourself.
Author: Cloud (member since January 1st, 2009).