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Friendships

Eric Buchanan, Staff Writer

Friends. A friend is someone we can rely on when we feel down; someone who shares the same interests as you. Someone you can trust. I’m here to guide you on a journey about relationships with friends and how it affects everyday lives.

Let’s start with what most friendships are built on. I do and always will believe that they all start with trust. If you don’t have trust for each other, then you can’t rely on your friends to keep a personal secret. Everything in that friendship will fall apart without faith. Another thing is sharing some common interest. What are you going to talk about if you don’t have at least a couple of things in common? These interests form an initial bond and are good conversation starters.

Another necessity is that you have to be accepting of one another no matter what. Your friend could be a different gender than you, but don’t let that get in the way of a amazing friendship. It doesn’t matter if your friend is a different race, sexuality, religion, or anything. Friendships are based on mutual support and affirmation. A good friend always has your back. They listen to your problems and help you get through tough times. The thing about friends is that no matter how annoying they can be, you can never stay mad at them, because they’re always making you laugh! If there’s anything I learned from my friends, it’s that they fit all the characteristics of a great friendship: they trust me with their secrets and I do the same; we share common interests in areas such as music and food; most importantly, they accept me for me and I love them for that.

In high school, it’s so important to distinguish between the good and bad people in your life. A bad friend is someone who says things behind your back, has no regard for your feelings, and constantly tries to bring you down. A word of advice – make sure to choose your friends wisely. You don’t want to be the one who’s hurting in the end.

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