March 26, 2013
What Are Friends For?
Do you have friends that you group? What group do you put them in? Like almost everyone else, we tend to group our friends from the closest to us to friends that were barely know and just wave Hi to. Whatever group we categorize them into, they are a part of our life that makes us feel complete and allow us to be socializing. Without these types of friends we group them in, we will be friendless and unentertained. Similarly to what Winik have mention, I also have friends that I categorize as former friend, new friends, and a hero friend; however, I would like to add a new category to the friends and that most people have, which is the best friend category.
Winik presented in “What Are Friends For?” introduce that we will have friend group in a former friend that we wish we would not have. In this type of former friend, she describes the relationship to be, “ A sad thing. At best a wistful memory, at worst a dangerous enemy who is possession of many of your deepest secrets,” Winik believes that these friends are the dangerous friends because these friends know every little thing about you and you won’t be able to determine their next move (472). I think what Winik is saying about this former friend is true, because I use to have a former friend and they know almost every secret there is to know about me. When the relationship went downhill so did my secrets and memories. My former friend use to be my best friend and that is what make it sad so see the relationship end in a bad term and never speak again. These are the friends that I wish not have or make one. I believe that former friend is what makes some of us afraid and scare to make new friends.
Also, Winik has mentioned another example of friends is the new friends. A relationship with a new friends is like, “almost falling in love,” because it is like finding a new friend to tell secret and share common liking with (473). I think having...
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