Basic Writing Skills
December 2, 2008
Everyone looks for different qualities when it comes to picking their friends. Webster defines a friend as someone who is attracted to another by affection or esteem or, one who is not hostile. I know multiple people who I am not hostile towards, nor are they hostile towards me, but I still don’t consider them a “friend,” as Webster states they are. I consider a friend to be someone that can keep my secrets and not tell a soul what I have confided in them, a secret is something shared between me and a true friend, not an acquaintance that Webster is making the term “friend” into. They are somebody who you never fight with and if there is a fight its over something fun and is just making you laugh, they are a person who will help me when I’m down and rush to my side if anything happens.
Picking a friend is not a task that is as easy as the dictionary makes it seem; if u go by the dictionary definition you can just grab a hat, write names on a paper, and start finding friends. Nobody wants to just be “that friend,” by that friend I am talking about that friend who u know each others name but the relationship is no deeper then a puddle in the parking lot after a slight drizzle, everybody has a unique personality that shines through when you get to know a person and become “friends.” Not only does your friend need to be a good listener, you have to be one as well. If you decide you’re not going to listen your friend most likely wont feel comfortable in confiding in you and your friendship will dwindle and last shortly, like a poorly tended fire.
Qualities that should be used when determining your “friends” are but not limited to: Love, shared interests, honesty, and being supportive. When most people think of love they consider a person’s boyfriend or girlfriend to be the “friend” they are talking about when mentioning love. In most cases this is true however the term can also be applied...