Essay on What Are Friends For?

1856 Words Nov 6th, 2015 null Page
By definition a friend is a person who provides assistance and support. We have different groups of friends for different purposes in our lives. Although there are many different categories of friends, Marion Winik author of “What are Friends For?” mentions that some of the more common groups consist of the faraway, work, family, and former friends (132). We keep our friends because we value their loyalty, communication, support, and dependability.
Loyalty is a hard quality to find in a friend, so once loyalty is found that friend is usually in it for life. Faraway friends are the ones we find ourselves turning to in our darkest hour of need and the ones that we would step into battle with. Marion Winik perfectly explains the importance of faraway friends when she says, “Another useful function of the faraway friend is to help you remember things from a long time ago.” (133) In all honesty, it was my visit down memory lane that brought me to the realization, Breanna and Rachael are indeed the most loyal friends in my life. Breanna and I always seemed to be getting ourselves into trouble, while Rachael sat on the side lines laughing and ready to bail us out when we were caught. The three of us were always coordinating our class schedules, working the same shifts, and rotating weekends at each other’s houses so that we were as close to inseparable as we could get. There was a big test coming up and since we were all in the same Anatomy and Physiology class we formed a small…

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