Being There for Friends

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Subash Luitel
COM 254, 5501
Prof. Leonard
08 Nov. 2010
Being There For Friends
William Rawlins’s article “Being There for Friends” is a brief article describing about relationships that can enter adulthood and change lives. The author describes about friendship. Rawlins says “when things are on an “even keel” with family and at work, it is easy to take friends for granted, but when things go poorly or well in life, people want their friends to “be there” to talk to and to help or to celebrate.” (258) This quote describes how friendship requires bonding and keep them strong.

In the article, this quote had reminded me of the greatest thing in my life: a friend in need is a friend indeed,” and a friend is someone who multiplies our joys and divides our sorrows.” (258) This quote reminds me of all the friends and family that I have but it is the same amount of pain that I will receive now and in the future. In the article when Rawlins said “Regular contact” means habitual as well as conscientious attempt to spend face-to-face time together as often as possible, weekly if not more frequently.” (258). This was the hardest part of my life when I was in high school; I used to meet my classmates just for projects and school related stuff other than that I never used to hang out that much because I was more focused on school studies. Now in college I realized how much important friends are, because it was going to help with classes and then becoming good friends isn’t hard.

As a matter of fact Rawlins mentions “they want to avoid feeling dependent on one another, and they are not comfortable “owing” others, including friends, anything.” (258). This quote is very true, this happens every day when I am with my friends and sometimes my family too. Having a helping a hand is very helpful because you never know when you will need help in the future. When people do face saving it becomes a way friendship grows and even shrinks, if other friends find...
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