The Facade Of Friendship

Ariela Sophia By Ariela Sophia, 8th Nov 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A page on the existence of true friends:Do true friends really exist or is it just a cliche?
If they do,how do I find true friends.

How real is it?

Anna my niece came home from school,she ran into my room with tear filled eyes. He isn't my friend she cried. Who? I asked. Albert she said. Friends don't hurt each other. I pleaded with her to stop crying,when she finally did,she told me what happened;we were all in the play ground,I told Albert he is never grateful for anything. He asked me what I have done for him that he should be grateful for. I tried explaining but he yelled at me and said bad things to me. How could he say such things to me,how can my friend make me feel worthless?
I wish I knew was all I could say. All I could do was, console her.

Ever since then I have been thinking about it,what is friendship?
Are there true friends?

According to the oxford advanced learners dictionary,friendship is the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.
Who then is a friend? A friend is a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations.

Who Is A Friend

A friend is someone who knows you and has accepted you for who you are. I don't want to keep writing a friend is,so I am going to try my best to explain this as best as I can.
People meet people,some end up as friends,some end up as family while some end up as nothing. We get attracted to people and people get attracted to us and we become friends. I strongly believe that a friend is someone who brings out the best in you.
A person you can trust and be real with. I have been to high school and I am presently in college,well it's obvious I haven't been on earth for quite a long time but I have seen different types of people and different types of friends. Friends that are with you during the good times and forsake you when the going gets rough,friends that sell you out and even stab you just like Brutus stabbed Caesar.
Poor old Julius had no friends at all. He thought that Brutus was his friend, but alas, Brutus was also a conspirator and a murderer. He last words were "Et tu Brute?" (Even you,Brutus?) I just can't imagine what it must have been like for Caesar, an enemy's cut hurts but a cut from a friend, tears you apart. I know this is a story I read but I know for sure that it happens.
I have also seen friends who stick closer than brothers the Biblical story of David and Jonathan is an example.A friend is someone that will pick you up when you fall, believe in you even when you don't believe in yourself.
How then do I know who is a Brutus and who is Jonathan, hopefully, I will write on that later, we just have to be sensitive and watchful. We all should work on becoming better friends. We all need each other. Having a true friend is a gift that should be valued.

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Expectations, True Friendship, Trust

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author avatar Ariela Sophia
I am an optimist. A combination of melancholic and choleric traits. My writings will be inspirational and very original. I hope to be able to reach out through my writings.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
30th Apr 2014 (#)

so many hide behind the facade of friendship even here on wikinut unfortunately...thanks for this Ariela

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st May 2014 (#)

I have seen the meaning of friendship change over time, but not for the better. I had genuine friends but now most do not even have time for themselves as they are running from pillar to post all the time. I am leaving now to spend time with a friend who is sick but there are others too who pretend not to understand the need to be of help when in need - siva

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author avatar Ariela Sophia
2nd May 2014 (#)

Carolina, am glad you like it. Thank you.

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author avatar Ariela Sophia
2nd May 2014 (#)

I pray your friend gets better and thank you for being there for your friend.

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