In life everyone will meet many people that say they are fit to be a friend, but people will make only a few true friends. A friend is defined as one that is not hostile, or one attached to another by affection or esteem, a favored companion. But I believe friendship is more than that. To me friendship is about believing in your friends and helping them to achieve all they can or want to do in life. We are there for each other with hugs, advice, kind words, fights, and anger, whatever comes along. When the day ends, we are still friends who have each other no matter what happens.
I came to believe this because when my friends would backstab and lie to me I would have no one to turn to. No one likes to be alone in life and friends can always be there when times can seem tough and it seems like no one is there. Also because having a friend who cares about someone can be a million times better than having no one to care at all or no one to turn to during tough times.
I began to feel this way about 5 years ago after my parents divorce. After they divorced I started finding out that my true friends stuck by me in my hard time and my other friends would sympathies for me but really they did not seem to care and would blow me off for other things. I have had many friends and some that I thought were my best friends ended up being nothing that I thought they would be. When I needed them most they walked out on me for parties, drugs, drinking and things that I was not interested in, but my true friends have stayed by my side and are there for me whenever I call them.
I think it is important to share this belief with others because true friendships come along so rarely, and I am so thankful to have met my friends I have now and that I know we must move past anything that threatens our friendship and see the bigger picture that ahead of us in life. Without friendships, we are indeed lost. Whatever happens, we should always keep our true friends close...