September 29, 2014
Friend or Foe
Throughout high school I had many friends, most of whom I talked to on a daily basis. Others I just associated with when it was convenient for me. I also had many bad friendships with people who I thought were better than they actually were. By my senior year, I had the knowledge to determine a good friend from a bad friend. A good friend is someone who is honest, reliable, and can keep you good company. Being honest is the key to the start of a good friendship. In 11th grade I found out that I had Bipolar Disorder. Finding that out made me scared, nervous, and curious about what would happen in the future. I was so shaken up I had to tell somebody. I went to my best friend, the only person who I thought I could trust. I told her everything that was going on and that I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. She promised me she wouldn’t tell anybody until I was ready to tell people. She told me she would be by my side through all my roller coaster emotions. A couple days passed by and some of my other friends started to act strange. I asked them what was wrong and they told me they knew I was Bipolar. My “best-friend” had told a group of people my secret. Make sure that when you promise someone something you keep that promise, because with honesty you gain trust. Without trust, there is nothing. Without any questions asked, a friend will be there in times of need. No matter how bad the problem is, a good friend will be the only one who sits up for nights and takes days off work just to sit with you. If you are sick, a good friend will be the first one to show up at your door with a can of chicken noodle soup and some movies. If your car is broken-down and you’re stranded in town, a good friend will drop everything to make a rescue and drive you where you need to go. Not everyone has a friend like this. A good friend will always be the first one there, no matter the circumstance. Most of all, a good...
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