Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." My personal opinion is that a friend is someone that will be there at anytime and is person that I can share my inner thoughts with. Many people are just acquaintances, yet they call it friendship; true friends know the difference. In the dictionary, "friendship" is defined as, "the state of being friend, and the quality or state of being friendly: friendliness." In my opinion, friendship means so much more than what the Webster Dictionary defines to us. .
Luckily, I have been blessed with a friend that understands me sometime more than I understand myself. We have been friends for eighteen years, and each day we are learning more about each other. Both times I found out I was going to have a child there was no doubt in my mind that she would be their Godmother. She is the one person I trust to take care of my children, if anything was to happen to me. I can honestly say she is a true friend, just the fact that she would put a halt in her own life in order to take on a responsibility from my life. .
I have also had a bad encounter with a friend from high school. Our friendship was the type that drove parents crazy; marathon phone conversations, laughing till we were about to urinate, and taking every advantage of being a teenager. For some reason she stopped talking to me, and our friendship slowly vanished. It bothered me a lot because I considered her to be a true friend. I still don't know the real reason behind the ending of our friendship. The one thing that I learned from that friendship was that as you grow older your friends change because of different views.
Helen Killer quoted, "Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." That quote is very true in many different ways. In my experiences with both good and bad friendships, I would have rather a friend with me at the time instead of being alone.