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Teen Talk: Real friends stay true through difficult times

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By Kohar Bayizian

Friends play an essential role in life. They are the cores of our social outlets. They are people who understand what we are going through, usually because they are going through the same experiences — graduation, breakups, fights with parents, etc.

With them we discover many things about ourselves and life. They create a world that is born within us only by meeting them.

A friend is someone who knows everything about you, loves you for it and believes in you when you have lost all faith.

A friend is someone who not only points out your faults but helps you try to fix them and makes you a better person.

Throughout our lives we see many of them come and go, but only a few will leave imprints on our hearts and souls. And those are the ones who have proven themselves to us.

I once was told a story about a girl at a club who ended up having one too many drinks.

Within a few hours she was alone in the corner looking like she was about to throw up. All the so-called friends with whom she had gotten drunk had abandoned her.

It was 3 a.m. and she didn’t know what to do. So she called one of her friends who was at a birthday party to ask for her advice. Her friend told her to hold on and that she would take care of everything.

Within 15 minutes her friend was standing in front of her. The girl’s friend picked her up and brought her outside, where the girl threw up. Her friend brought her back to her house and took care of her, with no questions asked or judgment passed.

The moral: Friends who get you drunk are not the ones who matter. The ones who do are those who hold your hair back as you’re throwing up and tell you everything is going to be all right.

This story does not only have to do with alcohol but with any of the problems we face and to what lengths true friends go to support us.

Nothing should be taken for granted, especially the love of a great friend.

Posted 7:22 pm, October 10, 2011
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