Childhood Friends

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FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

Abdullah Matucan

As I was staring at two kids playing together, I remember my childhood experiences. When I was in elementary, I used to play with my friends whenever I came home from school. They were not just childhood friends but they were also my relatives. We had lot of good times spent together because we lived in same barangay and studied at the same school. I remember the games we used to play and the laughter we shared together.

While staring at the kids and rekindling the past, I visualized how everything had changed. How myself changed from being an innocent kid to a mature adult. How a thin child grew out of his shell and became a productive individual and most of all, how did I adapt to the new environment with new circle of friends. Friends play a vital role in our life. A friend can give you constant happiness and share your tears when you are down. They make you feel comfortable when you feel like trembling with the challenges of life. They are the people who will protect you when someone judges and accuses you with fallacy. Friends are great people who have decided to share their precious life to give you a pleasant environment and a meaningful life to live. These attributes are just few to mention the entire good things my childhood friends possessed. We treat each other like real siblings and we do not let someone feels worst in the group.

On the contrary, not all people have the same perspective with me. I heard a lot of people saying that he/she does not deserve to be called as friend. This claim can be manifested in some cases wherein best friends ended up as mortal enemies. It’s too bad that a person you called friend ended up as your worst opponent. Why does this thing happen? When a person has decided to be our friend, she/he usually has motives. Some may just want to be close to us because we have attributes they like but some others choose us to be their friends because...
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