Essay on What Makes A True Friend?

1128 Words May 19th, 2016 5 Pages
“Friends come in all different shapes and sizes.” (Ahem, If You Could See Me Now”)

What is it that makes a true friend? If you’re like me, you grew up thinking everyone was your friend, that the world was a peaceful place of love and unity and no one betrayed anyone. Until someone stole your favorite crayon, and later- stole your best friend or a spouse cheats on you. Once you’re an adult these childhood betrayals usually fade from their original intensity, but sometimes they do not. Sometimes, they leave you with trust issues- making it hard to connect with people and could cause you to keep people at an arm’s length. These challenges could prompt you to assume that is arduous to determine who is a true friend. What if I were to let you in on a little secret? It 's not that difficult to spot a friend, no matter how rare they may seem to you.
Ask yourself these questions: Who is a friend? Which characteristics make a person 'friend material '?

Merriam-Webster defines a friend as:
1) Noun. One who entertains for another such sentiment of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks; his society and welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.
2) Noun. One not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or an enemy; whose friendly feelings may be assumed. The word is sometimes used as a term of friendly address.

Here are a few synonyms for ‘friend’: Companion, soulmate; intimate, confidant, familiar, alter ego, playmate, play fellow, ally, and…

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