Amanda - Mecosta, Michigan
Entered on September 8, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
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I Believe in Friendship

Friendship, short ending or long lasting? I believe that you can have a friend or friends forever. Friends are people who treat you good, listen to you, and help you through the rough times. Friends tend to get in fights once in a while, but they talk through their differences and it makes them closer. I think that when friends get in a fight and they realize what they’ve done to each other they talk about it, it makes them closer as friends.

I have a friend that I met back in kindergarten who I’ve been friends with ever since. Her name is Ashley and we’ve helped each other through the good and bad times in our lives. We’ve been in a lot of fights, but who hasn’t? Of course when we get in a fight we don’t talk for a little bit, but in the end we always work things out. When we go back and think about what we were fighting about we think, “Why were we fighting? And what was it about?”

Now when we think about some of the fights we had we just laugh at how stupid we were back then. That reminds me of a fight that me and Ashley got into in the fourth grade. We were in Mrs. Dubois’ class and of course we were hanging out and talking. I could have swore that Ashley called me a midget, but she actually said idget. This simple mistake will always hang over my head in our friendship. I thought she called me a midget so I told Mrs. Dubois on her and she got in trouble for it. We didn’t talk for a little bit, because she was mad at me for getting her in trouble. When we started talking again she said that she called me an idget and I said sorry for misinterpreting her. That had to be the stupidest fight in history. We think about it now and we laugh hysterically.

Friendship can last forever if you want it to. If you can’t communicate problems with your friend then you aren’t really friends. A friend is someone who you can talk to about anything and it’s their job to not judge you, like most people would. They tell you the truth even though it hurts. It’s better to hear stuff from a friend than someone who’s using it to judge you. Friends do stuff good or bad, however it may seem, to protect you from getting hurt.