Torin Rush once said, “Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by you even when hundreds are against you.”
A friend to me is someone you can always count on, and who loves and cares about you. People these days don’t even know what a friend is. Maybe they don’t know how to be a friend because they can’t get along with a lot of people or they’re anti-social. Friends are all over the world, even though people don’t know it.
To be a friend, one needs to know what a friend is. Professor Suzanne McBride of Columbia College Chicago defines a friend as, “someone who is always there for you whether you’re mad, grumpy or really happy.”
Jane Carper, a City Year Corps member at Tilden Career Community Academy, defines a friend as “someone that you can trust and be yourself around no matter what.”
Ms. McBride thinks you should treat friends with respect and love. Ms. Jane thinks you should treat friends with respect and with equal amount of giving take, so one person shouldn’t feel like they are putting in all the work.
Ms. McBride also think friends should go out to eat, hang out, go shopping and go to the movies together. Ms. Jane thinks friends should do whatever makes them happy and feels comfortable no matter what.
Ms McBride said “in order to make a friend you has to be an open person and constantly be available.” Ms. Jane states, “take notice of people.If you see someone who might seem interesting, strike up a conversation.”
Ms. McBride said ”by being patient with each other and being committed to each other, can make a friendship last longer and forever. “
Ms. Jane states, “by being there together through thick and thin keeps your friendship going on. Friends will never give up on each other.”
I was sad and torn up when my mom passed away. I did not want anyone around or talking to me. There were people who saw how upset i was. They wanted to what I was going through and help me out with my problems.
I told them that before, I felt like people are in my life just to mess it up and make me feel even more depressed. Now, I feel that I love them, and I am happy that I met people like them.
I think I am a better person from my experience now because I see how many of my friends care for and love me. That makes me feel special, like my mom is here.