What is Friendship?

What is friendship? Is it a special bond you may have with someone special? Or maybe the power to get along with whoever comes by? The meaning of friendship is nothing compared to what friendship really is, but I want to share with you my thoughts and feelings on this topic.

Being a friend means sticking to your partner through thick and thin. Being a true blue friend and being there for him or her whenever they need you, not whenever you can. Having the power to understand how they feel, what they need and when they need it. As well as being able to be there for your friend, you need to know when they want to be alone. Or play with different people, and learn to not be hurt by that.

Creating a bond with someone special takes time and trust, you need to be able to feel that you can open up to them about anything and make them feel the same. Signs that someone wants to be your friend could be as simple as saving a seat for you, inviting you to a party or playing with you at lunch. You can help by doing these things in return.

To keep a friendship going you must be committed. If you only show to play or help when you feel like it, this is called being a fair-weathered friend. It’s like you and that person are on a pair of scales and if you don’t have enough weight (or in this case commitment) the scales will become unbalanced.

Overall, friendship is the special bond you may have with one or many people. It is one-of-a-kind and no one can take it away from you.

by Charlotte du Blêt, 5B

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