The Importance Of Friendship

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“We are utterly open with no one, in the end-- not mother and father, not wife or husband, not lover, not child, not friend. We open windows to each other but we live alone in the house of the heart.” (Doyle) is true. We have friends, family, lovers, spouses, etc., but what are they really for? People are close to us, and some distant for a reason. No matter what we tell ourselves periodically, we aren’t truly manifesting our feelings to anyone, instead we are restricted and isolated. I have been told, friends are acquaintances that become lasting entities in your life. A friend is someone that you “trust” with sensitive information. You rely on them not to reiterate your confidence to those you don’t trust, or that are strangers to you. The definition of a friend states: a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection. The quote says we aren 't truly open with friends. If so, why do we have them? We have friends because people cannot be alone. For a …show more content…
I feel like nobody would genuinely understand my feelings and what I would be trying to say; no matter how hard I’d explain it to that person, they wouldn’t understand me because they don’t know me as well as I think they do, and I cannot tell them about myself because at times I feel like I don 't know myself. No one actually knows the people around them. Why? Because if you knew them, you’d comprehend their biggest situations when they don’t know if they understand themselves. When I broke down the meaning of “house of the heart”, I realized it had an extremely literal meaning. The house of the heart means that we are protective of our feelings and tend to keep them to ourselves. However, sometimes the house can make us feel trapped inside and cause us to “open a window”, or reach out to someone. But as stated earlier, the trust isn’t truly there causing us to retreat back into our lonely

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