The Fringe Benefits Of Failure, And The Importance Of Imagination

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Friendships are valuable because they are hard to find. For me, a friend is someone who I can go to when all problems of the world are facing me. A friend is someone who is with me during good and bad times. A friend is someone who does not compete with you. Someone who I can share feelings and thoughts with. When reading “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination” by J.K Rowling. A quote from the speech that stood out to me was “The friends with whom I sat on graduation day have been my friends for life. They are my children’s godparents, the people to whom I’ve been able to turn to in times of trouble, people who have been kind enough not to sue me when I took their names for Death Eaters.” It made me realize that she has true friends and it reminded me of my failed friendships.
Being a teenage girl, friendships mean everything. We trust our friends with our deepest, darkest secrets; we trust our friends not to hurt us and to share happiness with. I remember the first time I met Jenny; it was the first day of sixth grade. It was my first day of middle school. She was the first girl I met, and the first new friend I made. We started to do everything together. We were discovering how many things we had in common. ‘’we are like sisters.’’ Jenny would say all the time. The only bad thing was that we had the same interest in boys.
His name was Alexander, and he was the most attractive boy in sixth grade. A simple smile from him made every girl blush.…

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