Definition Of A Good Friend Essay

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Relevant magazine states that, “a good friend is one who can sit with you in difficult times..[l]istens to you, try to understand you.” Although this statement is not false, it merely covers one of many layers to what being a friend means. I find it difficult to define what being a good friend means, so, I turned to the infamous, colorful version of a dictionary, the Urban Dictionary. It tells me that a good friend is someone who is, in a long list of expectations, someone who supports you, thinks about you even while you’re apart, is honest with you, will aid you in time of need no matter what, never hurt you, and would apologize if they did; in retrospect, I’ve broken all these essentials of a good friend. Like any self-proclaimed title, …show more content…
Being as I am, I find it difficult to share my emotions, unlike one of the essentials—to be good at communicating, and with friends for that matter. Being rational innates me to take a step back, view the situation at hand and act on logic. When I get mad, I like to shut myself out and gather my thoughts in solitude. Relevant magazine states that being a good friend is “listening and hearing rather than rattling off a list of things [my] [a]friend can do to improve her situation”, and in that sense, I feel that I have the characteristics to analyzing the situation splayed upon me before I act, whether that’s listening intently, or giving …show more content…
Being a good friend doesn’t mean acquiring all aspects on a list of someone else’s needs in a friend. We all have our ideals, wants, and needs in a friend. It’s because we’ve given them the benefit of calling them our friend that we’d taken these personal expectations and laid them upon them. It’s unrealistic to have only a certain type of friend, and have everything in that friend duplicated multiple times. I think if it’s in your character to be a specific friend to someone—whether it’s being that someone who’ll listen to them, or just accessible to hang out with—that’s being a friend. At the end of the day, no one is perfect, and no friendship is perfect. I’d rather be a bad friend than be no friend at

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