March 1, 2002
Friendship, defined from Webster's Dictionary as, the state of being friends, or a friendly feeling. Friends, on the other hand, are defined as people whom one knows well and is fond of. The second definition states a friend as an ally, supporter, or sympathizer. My personal definition of what friendship is, is a feeling or emotion expressed in such a way that another feels wanted and important, a relationship between a person or persons where everyone has some companion to talk to when their in need of one. I would define friends as people whom you can have several types of relations with and feel several emotions for that person. Someone that one might go to in time of need. However, friendships differ between people. For example, the friendship that someone may have between them and their parents would be different than the friendship they might have with someone their age. There are many different friendships that people have. Friendships can exist between best friends, friends, lovers, children, parents, siblings, and many more. All of these differ in some way.
Everyone has a best friend. Whether it be with a person or an animal. Sometimes people who are lonely find that they have a companionship with their dog or cat. But, mostly when teenagers are the ones being discussed then they usually have more than one person they can go and talk to. To me a best friend is thought of as a person you tell everything to. They know your deepest darkest secrets, and you know theirs as well. Depending on how long you all have been friends, if it has been a long time then you also probably know everything about them, and the way they think, etc. If you are just friends with someone they may not know exactly everything about you and that person may not be the first person you might run to in order to just talk to someone, but you could go to them if you had to. The relationship could grow into a best...