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Family Is More Important Than Friends

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I disagree with the statement that friends are more important than family. Three good points that show this -and will be discussed- are the historical part of family, emotional/ social part of family and financial part of family.

When you live in a family you have something to be proud of, something that you will carry on. The family history/ cult. This means that as soon as you are born you are a (the) person that will carry on a cult, a history. With your friends you have nothing that you carry on. No cult or history to be proud of. Friends are a good ‘lifetime experience’, but in your family there are many of those. For example you could be proud of your family when your grandfather had invented something special. But you can also be proud of carrying on a family cult. This is of relevance, because one time a next generation carries on this cult and they have to be taught that family (cult/ history) is more important than friends.

Your family supports you emotionally/ socially, by offering you wisdom, help and experience. This statement means that family is there for you whenever you need them and won’t leave you alone when you desperately need help. Friends say that they’re always there for you, but they aren’t always. Sometimes they will just tell you to get over it and leave you alone with no help or advice given. Friends also can’t provide you with all the wisdom which you need, while your family can. For example you did something really stupid like breaking a window. You need help. Your friends will tell you not to say anything, but you will feel guilty. Your family would provide the wisdom and help you need. The wisdom that you gain during your life you will need to pass on to your children and your grandchildren and be there for them when they need someone, because they just about always need you more than their friends in difficult situations.

The family will support you financially through your whole life. Your friends will only very, very...

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