Everyone Needs A Friend

Anthony - USA
Entered on October 16, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
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I believe that everybody needs a friend. But not just any old friend; a friend you can count on to bring you up when you’re down, and a friend to talk to when it seems like nothing is going right for you. This is the most important type of friendship to have. Everyone should have a friend like this.

I have been fortunate enough to have one of these friends for nearly my entire life and I never take for granted the fact that I am lucky enough to have someone like that. I can basically tell her anything and still be confident in the fact that she won’t judge me at all, unlike the average friend. She’s been there through the good times and the bad; from birthdays to break-ups. I can always count on her to lighten up my day whenever I’m in a not-so-good mood. I can truly call her “My best friend”.

Others, of course, are not so fortunate. These people, whether they don’t think they need anyone, or just aren’t the most “popular” people on the planet; need someone to be their friend. They need somebody to talk to when things aren’t falling their way. They need somebody to tell them that their new haircut looks nice, or that they are smart. On bad days, these types of compliments are one of the best things someone can say you. And they need somebody to say it to them every single day, and actually mean it. Everybody needs a friend.

This is the very reason that I strive to be a friend to as many people as possible everyday of my life. My best friend is the driving force behind this goal of mine. I try in every way possible to treat others the way I want to be treated; and that way is the way that my best friend treats me. Whenever I see somebody that looks downhearted and blue, I try my best to make them feel better by treating them like a friend, a real friend, a best friend. I believe that everybody should have a friend.