Friendship

Friendship

Let’s talk about friendship and relationship with friends.

Songs, poems and proverbs about friendship are common and can be found in all languages. It is so because friendship has a great value in our life. It is good to have a friend in the family, but it’s more common when we have our best friends among our classmates or people of the same age.

You know, I’ve learnt not long ago that there is a special day to celebrate friendship. International Friendship Day was traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday of August each year. However, in 2011 the United Nations declared July 30 to be the new International Day of Friendship.

Everyone knows the proverb “A friend in need is a friend indeed” – according to the old saying a good friend should always help us in difficulties, cheer us up and raise our spirits when we are down, troubled or when nothing is going right. However, experience shows that good friendship is based on a delicate balance. That is why friendship must be cherished to become stronger and stronger, it must be “planted like a seed”. Trust is the most important aspect of any relationship. It takes time to establish trust with people and it’s essential that you make establishing trust a priority in your friendship. And, most importantly, once that trust has been established, don’t break it. Once trust has been broken, it can be very difficult to get it back.

The best of friends totally love and support and trust each other, and bare to each other the secrets of their souls, and run – no questions asked – to help each other, and tell harsh truth to each other when it must be told.

It’s true. You can tell a person by the company she keeps. Our friends not only tell a lot about who we are — they make us who we are. You will know a friendship is true when it brings out the best in you.

 What’s your best friend like?

I’d like to tell you about my best friend. Her name is … . I have known her since primary school. From our appearances we are total opposites. She has blond hair, hazel eyes, full lips, a snubbed nose and a broad smile. ….is tall and slim, because she goes in for sports. I wouldn’t say the way we dress is not very different, but of course we have some special preferences in our clothes. I think her clothes are a little bit funky. As for her personality she is outspoken and outgoing. Nevertheless she is quite reasonable. It’s her best quality, I think. Besides she’s got a good sense of humor. She always has a witty joke for a situation. So we always have fun. She is the kind of a person that likes to start the party. She is very kind and always ready to give me a helping hand.

Our hobbies are nearly the same. We love sports, music, good films, reading fashion magazines, hanging around with our friends, surfing the Internet and that sort of stuff. And with a friend that’s all that really matters, I mean common interests. I feel she is my true friend and I’m happy to have such a good friend.

 Everyone knows the proverb “A friend in need is a friend indeed” – according to the old saying a good friend should always help us in difficulties, cheer us up and raise our spirits when we are down, troubled or when nothing is going right. Trust is the most important aspect of any relationship. I believe I can trust my best friend and rely on him/ her.

Only being a good friend yourself you may understand the meaning of friendship.

 What questions do you usually ask when you want to get acquainted with someone?

The questions may be like these:

1) Where are you from?

2) Where do you study?

3) What is your hobby?

4) Who is your favourite writer?

5) How do you usually spend your holidays?

What can you advise a teenager who has no friends?

Frankly speaking it’s not a usual case. But if someone asks me to help, I will recommend her or him to join some kind of a club or a society to meet people with the same interests.

 They say: “A person has just one true friend”. What do you think about this? 

In reality there are very few true friends. There is no shortage of acquaintances with whom you have good relationship.  A real friend, on the other hand, is usually one person who shares your life. A friend can bare his inner feelings to you, and will support you through thick and thin. And you can rely on your friend to tell him the truth, even if it’s not always fully pleasant. There is no envy and there are no such hidden questions between friends. True friends are hard to find, and are worth holding on to.