The Qualities of Real Friends
To have friends is an essential part of life and comfort. When you were little you had friends in school that you could play with. You shared your toys with them and laughed with them while the teacher was speaking. When you were in middle school, you probably adopted a clique of friends to see after class and hang out with after school. Later on in high school, you most likely narrowed your choice to one companion that you could share your troubles with. These are the people you chose to spend that time of your life with, and these are the people that cultivated who you are. Everyone has certain expectations of what a valuable friend should be like. What I think makes a friend is loyalty, personality and availability.
A good friend has to be loyal and trust worthy. You can't live your life afraid that the person that you trust the most is going to betray you. I think in the beginning of each friendship you should test your friend's loyalty. You should never tell them too much of yourself too soon and have high expectations. When they have proven to you that they have a good heart and don't mean malice to you, then you should hold them close to your heart. It is a strong feeling of sanctuary to know that the person you call at night to spill your life to will never tell a soul. It is not good to keep things inside all the time and sometimes you need someone to share your feelings with. At other times you want someone to listen to your daily life and go through the same trials of events that happen to you; however, your friends can give you an objective point of view.
Excellent friends are the ones who are enjoyable to be with. They have to have an amazing personality and posses other interesting traits. Their way of viewing life will be much like my view of things. Their beliefs and values will coincide with mine, but they should also be unique with their own special faults and traits. I also don't want to be around someone who is boring and has a monotonous attitude about things. My friends and I will go out and sky dive, bungee jump and travel around the world. A worthwhile friend will help you find yourself and let you do things on your own when needed. For a friendship to grow, all parties involved must put effort to make the friendship work. They also...