Azzari 1

Chris Azzari
Prof. Peterson
ENGL 1201 BB
11 October 1996

In life one may come across many people. Some will hate and while
others will adore. The ones who hate can be referred to as enemies and theones
who show adoration will be called friends. People may say the word friends is
to broad. In the opinions of many, there are three types of friends. They are
the aquaintinces he/she makes in school, the friends he/she looses as one grows,
and bewt friends who may stray, but never too f ar away.
First of all, there are those friends that are only seen in school.
Seeing them on the street is like they are not even there. One may have known
them throughout their whole school career, but have never talked to them outside
of school. These school aqquaintinces are nice people to talk to , but there is
never an effort to do anything more than that. These friends are good because
there are never any chances to take with them. One just talks to them and then
they go on their merry way. These school aqquaintinces are the peopl who are
talked to about different hoobies and class studies. Not ones personal life.
School aquaitnices are the people that one will not see for the first time until
the schools ten year reunion.
Second, there are former friends. These are the ones taht grew up in
ones neighborhood and moved away. These are the friends who will bring back
memories that people thoght were forgotten. One might be embarassed at first
about seeing their former friend, but as soon as conversation begins all the
embarassement will be a thing of the past. Former friends are the ones that
little secrets about meaqningless ideas were told to as a child, or the person
who spent countlerss nights at ones house sleeping over. These are the people
that knew ones parents very well, almost as well as the friend was known.
Tehen all of a sudden out of nowhere this former friend is never spoken again
to for years. Former friends give a sense of oldness to a person. In the long
run they are good to have and to talk to.
Finally, there are best friends who are the people that have been known
all their lives or even just a few years. These friends regardless male or
female can talk to a friend about anything on their mind. Many experiences have
occured between two best friends or even a group of best friends. These kinds
of friends share a common bnd that will last forever. Intimate secrets and
special favors are all traits in which best friends can rely on each other for.
All these examples are whypeople not only neebest friends, but should want them
as well. These friends are future best men, bridesmaids, godfathers, and
godmothers. They are the brothers and sisters ones parents never had. They are
a part of oneself, if not all of that oneself.
These friends mold the way of life one is going to live. Ones traits,
beliefs, hobbies, jobs and even personality may come from the types of friends
one encounters throughout life. Choosing friends wisely is a good habit to get
into, for there are many bad influences in the world today. Friends come in
many ways, but in the opinion of many the come as aquaintinces in school, the
friends people wil lose as they grow older, and best friends who may stray, but
never too far away.

Category: Social Issues