What Makes A Good Friend? Essay

1133 Words Nov 13th, 2015 null Page
Still Going Strong

Some say absence makes the heart grow fonder and some say a healthy relationship needs interaction on a daily basis. I think friendships have a way of developing on their own. I also think that sharing something deeper can help to sustain friendships. My best friend and I have known each other our whole lives. We did not actually become friends until about twenty years ago, and the best friend title came along a few years later. My best friend, Sandra, lives in Elkins, West Virginia. We do not see each other very often, but we speak at least once a week. Sandra and I keep our friendship strong because we share several things in common, including our values. Education is one of the values we share. Sandra did not see the point of an education, particularly when she was in school. She had often said that she felt bored and uninterested in her classes. Skipping classes was not out of the realm of possibility on several occasions. She claims that her current understanding and commitment to education arrived once she became a parent. The responsibility of a child and their future caused her to focus on the importance of an education. She realized that the struggle of working to live was not what she envisioned for her child. Education elevated to a new position and she began to consider how differently her life could have turned had she applied more effort during her time in school. Unlike Sandra, I always enjoyed school and saw it as an escape from my…

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