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Me and My Friend

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An Informal Topic Proposal
Why We Need Friends?
We need friends for many reasons, all throughout the four seasons. We need friends to comfort us when we are sad,
and to have fun with us when we are glad.
We need friends to give us good advice.
We need someone we can count on to treat us nice.
We need friends because we are social in nature,
and having friends makes us feel secure.
We need friends to remember us once we have passed
sharing memories that will always last.
What is a Friendship?
There is a difference between being an acquaintance and being a friend. An acquaintance is someone whose name I know, who I see every now and then, who I probably have something in common with and who I feel comfortable around. It’s a person that I can invite to my home and share things with. But they are people who I don’t share my life with, whose actions sometimes I don’t understand because I don’t know enough about them. On the other hand, a friend is someone I love. Not that I am “in love” with them, but I care about them and I think about them when they are not there. The people I am reminded of when I see something they might like, and I know this because I know them so well. They are the people whose pictures I have and whose faces are in my head regardless. Friends are the people I feel safe around because I know they care about me. They call just to see how I am doing, because a friend doesn’t need an excuse. They tell me the truth, the first time, and I do the same. I know that if I have a problem, they are there to listen. Friends are the people who won’t laugh at me or hurt, and if they do hurt me they try hard to make it up to me. They are the people I love, regardless of whether I realize it. Friends are the people that when I hug them, I don’t think about how long to hug and who’s going to be the first one to let go. They are the people who stop me from making mistakes and help me when I do. They are the people whose hand I can hold, or I can hug or...