What exactly is a good friend? Is it someone who will accept you, or tell you that you look nice, or maybe a good friend to you means being a good listener. Fr. Jerome Cummings once said "A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway." according to this quote a good friend is someone who accepts you the way you are. A good friend is something of personal value. The measure of the quality in a friendship can vary from person to person. There is no direct definition of a good friend. I believe a good friend is someone who will be there for you and is a solid foundation you can lean on during times of need and sadness.
The definition of a good friend is up for interpretation depending on who you are and what you value. While interviewing people each of them had a slightly or completely different definition of a good friend. When Leanne Spruill, a 28 year old youth minister at Yates Baptist Church was interviewed and said, "A good friend is someone who knows all your problems and offers you advice. They help you through every situation and choose to be around you because they genuinely want to." A conclusion you can come to from reading this statement is that a good friend is dependable and truly wants to help you. This statement is true because sometimes you really do look to friends for advice before anyone else so it is imperative that they have you best interest in mind when guiding you. During another interview Jake Reed, a 16 year old high school student, said "A good friend is someone who will cover for me if I'm not in class or at home on time. They have my back and don't snitch on me." Many people believe that a good friend is someone who will lie for them. They feel that if you won’t lie to help them out you are not a very good friend. This statement is sad because people do not realize that the ones who don't lie for them are actually their real friends because they have they have your best interest in mind. They won’t... [continues]
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