What are Real Friends?

April 26, 2012
By SmartyPants15 BRONZE, Aurora, Colorado
SmartyPants15 BRONZE, Aurora, Colorado
1 article 0 photos 0 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Your a kid once and adult for a lifetime. Dont grow up too fast"

Real friends are those who will stick with you no matter what and won’t say things that will bring you down. They will compliment you and build you up. They will be there for you no matter what. They will accept you the way you are. Real Friends want the best for you.

Being a real friend means complimenting you and building you up. When someone does that to you it makes you feel better and it shows that they’re good friends. It also shows that you can trust them with your feelings.

Being a real friend means being there for you no matter what. You know someone’s a good friend when you get in a huge fight with them, and they can forgive each other and laugh about it. People say they have lots of real friends that will be there no matter what, they’re the lucky ones.

Being a real friend means accepting you the way you are. I don’t really have a lot of those because I can’t trust them because they don’t make me feel like I can by there actions. I usually have trouble trusting people with things because I am afraid of how they will react.

Some people would say that real friends would just tell you the truth about something without concern of how they say it, but they need to think about that they can still be honest. Just in a way that will show you they accept you and compliment you anyway.

Do real friends make you feel bad when you’re around them?

Would someone you consider to be a real friend say this to you” You’re a really good friend but just to let you know, you’re really ugly and no one likes you?” How would you think of that person? I would say that person obviously doesn't understand what it means to be respectful.

Before you find real friends, you need to become your own true friend. Someone once showed me this quote from Gandhi and it really shows what I’m trying to say” "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

When people have to go out of there way to impress people to be there friends, they aren’t real friends. Real friends are those who come up to you and they will enjoy you the way you are, not who you are trying to be.

I say that finding your real friends is like putting together a Jigsaw puzzle. You don’t know where they are or how you fit with them. It’s different for everyone, some people fit in better than others. For me, it’s difficult because I’m not very social and I am considered weird to others.

Out of all the people you meet in life, only a few of them will stay with you the whole way. You’ll be surprised with how many friends you think will be there for you when you need them and those who you don’t even have to ask for help, they are just there for you no matter what.

The author's comments:
I wrote this because this is all my experience and my opinions of real friends.

Similar Articles


This article has 2 comments.

on Nov. 30 2014 at 12:56 am
Great piece of work!  :)

on Nov. 30 2014 at 12:55 am
I needed an essay for my School Assignment, and This really helped! :P  Anyways, this is a great piece of work! Keep it up!


MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!