FRIEND OR FOE?
Friends! What came through your mind when you came across this word? Love? Hatred? Saint? Two-faced? Pretender? Or this word makes you grin to your ears and triggers some memories of the past. Whatever friends might mean to you, friends play a big part of an ordinary teenager’s life. Some students were asked about what friends mean to them and they all have different ideas and views in friends. Arina, 17, said “A friend is someone who is close with us and someone who we can lean on and count on when we are in a difficult situation. Sometimes our own family can also be our best friend,” .There is also another student, Ikmal, 16 , said “In my opinion, friends are people who play an important role and influences our life as well as making a huge impact in your life besides our family. They know everything about us and care about us. They got our back and will stand up for us,” However, how about our foes? Some might call them their worst nightmare, but it is common in a teenager’s life. There is a time when a teenager will experience a heartbreak or disappointment because of their friends. We all had experienced it and learn to deal with it ourselves. All the fights and quarrel during schooldays might be as a bad as a rage blooms fire in the heart or as timidly as cats and mouse quarrel. Foe, as we put it, is someone who intentionally picks a fight with us and constantly annoyed us for the fun of it. Foe is also someone who loves to take advantages from us, be it, for our fame, intelligence and money. How does a friend look like? Is him/her a good-looking and wealthy? No! Friends are not judged by their looks and wealth. It also cannot be measured by their friends and family. It is what inside their heart that counts whether they have a pure heart or a black heart. But, how does we measure their intention of heart, we could not see through them or read it from a some kind of kindness detector. It is impossible for us to judge a friend from...
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