Good friends will help you through life; if none seem to do that, they probably aren’t the best friends to help. However, it does not mean that they are not good people, they just might not be the best sort of friends. Many people have had best friends in their life. However, some have not. Best friends are people that can be trusted greatly; sometimes with another person’s life.
Although people can be friends just by introducing themselves and greeting each other, that kind of friendship will not last for long. In fact, when looking at the concept of friendship in depth, the theme can be separated into two parts. One can basically have two kinds of friends, ‘good friends’ and ‘best friends’. Obviously, they are ‘friends’ for same purposes, but the difference lie underneath the ... ... middle of paper ... ...best to give possible solutions to get over with the problem. Thus, everyone from these types can certainly be a good friend.
Although people enjoy spending time with the convenient friend, when he or she does make time for his or her friend. People have to constantly ask themselves when do they stand in a convenient friend life. The convenient friend is the friend that looks for friends, they can use. They will use their friend until the friend puts an end to it. Eventually, the friendship would end because it isn’t moving forward.
Do you like your friends? There are a lot of different types of friends. There are friends that I like and some friends with whom I do not get along. Friends with positive characteristics such as reliable, trustworthy and faithful whom I usually get along with are the one that tend to have more friends and the negative one whom I usually not get along with tend to be alone. However, friends with negative characteristic can also give us some good examples of seeing double sides of something, like, a character can be good and bad at the same time.
Sometimes one may not always like what their friends have to say but since there is a common ground between the two one will often listen and respect what the other has to say. Often times there is a challenge in camaraderie and some of the time there is an all out loss of friendship. Many people are friends with others but do not always treat their friend how they should. This results in fighting between friends. Most of the time it is a quick argument that ends in a better understanding of the others feelings.
This is why I call them "pest friends." The second category of friends I call "social partners." This is because they are closer than acquaintances, but no where near as close as a true friend. Social partners are usually acquaintances who evolve into "guest friends" through increased extracurricular activities. You know their name, a little of what they like or dislike, a little of their family history, and usually have several things in common.
But, with how rapid social networking is growing it causes one to question what a friend is. The meaning of friendship is lost. People do not communicate with their friends like they did in the past. Also, social can be so addicting and makes people assume friends who they meet online are true friends. In addition, people who are attached to social media interact differently with others.
Most of us sometimes need someone to share with him or her feelings and thoughts, to seek help if needed, and to be for each other without waiting for the return. This special relationship can be achieved with close friends. Unlike family and relatives, you can choose whom you consider a friend. I agree with Deresiewicz when he writes, “Friendships, unlike blood ties, are elective.” That is to say, we are totally free to choose our friends, and obviously it is not the same case regarding family or relatives. Some of us carry in his or her memory happy familiar moments while others carry sad ones.
Through my experiences I have come to realize that there are basically three types of friends a person can have. There are friends that I call “sometimes” friends, these people appear to be your friend but only when you are face to face with them, and when you are not around them they act more like a foe. They are often referred to as two faced or a back stabber. These types of friends are not very reliable nor should they be trusted. Another type of friend a person can have, and the best kind, is a “true” friend.
A good friend can have many of these qualities, but if they do not have any influence on a person, than they really are not that good of a friend. Choosing the right friends impacts how ones future is shaped. Good friends will bring out the best in each other, provide encouragement in tough times, and help each other make good choices. A good friend can have many of these qualities, but if they do not have any influence on a person, than they really are not that good of a friend. The best kind of friend can and will affect someone positively, no matter what.