The Various Types Of Friendships In My Life

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The Various types of friends Michael Bassey Johnson says, and I quote: “People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long-lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.” That simply means that there will be many friends that appears in your life, but only the real friends tend to stay. While growing up, I always thought that everyone I thought I knew was my friend. However, I realized that I was wrong about that. Everyone is not your friend in life. Before calling someone your friend, you should get to know that person first. Nowadays, it is very hard to find a true friend. I always thought that my classmates in my class were my friends in 1st and 2nd grade, but they only used me in different …show more content…
Friends are very essential in your life; therefore, it is best to choose them very wisely. A true friend, or best friend is someone you can count on, someone who will stay by your side through thick and thin, and someone we can tell our problems to or even ask for advice. During the last couple of years, I realized that I had three different types of friends in my life. I realized that I had many acquaintances, a small number of mutual friends and few best friends. However, I could differentiate my acquaintances from my close friends and best friends. All three types of friends are essential to have, as each meet a different need in life. Acquaintances tend to be those types of friend that comes around when they need something or simply just a favor. They are occasional friends. Usually, acquaintances can be found at parties, school, work, church or even at the beauty salon. Anyone can tell their close or best friends when they are being very annoying, but not their acquaintances. It is very hard to tell an acquaintance that they are being very irritating because they come around occasionally. Sometimes an acquaintance can be useful in life. There might come a time when there is no one else to have lunch or breakfast …show more content…
Even though they are not around as often as best friends, a close friend is always someone to cherish and can always count on. For an example “I have this one close friend in my life I can always count on and can always cherish. Even though we may not see each other, or talk to one another every day, whenever we tend to see each other, it feels as if we are best friends. She knows and I knows that wherever she goes or I go, we would do anything for each other, and we would drop everything if I was going through difficult times or if she was going through difficult times.” A close friend does those things. They seem to risk their own lives for their close friends. Best friends are the types of friends everyone should have at least. They are very essential in your life because they tend give great advice and helps with decision-making. A best friend is someone that is honest, faithful, generous, encouraging and will be there whenever in need. There is no dull moment whenever they are around. For an example, whenever I am feeling stress or overwhelm, my best friend always seems to make me feel much

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