What are friends? Who are friends? There are two types of friends? The first type of friend is defined by Webster as, "one attached by esteem and affection." So what is the second friend? The second friends is best defined by Eminem in his song "If I Had." He state the following: "What are friends? Friends are people that you think are you friends, But they really your enemies, with secret identities and disguises, to hide they ture colors, So just when you think you close enough to be brothers they wanna come back and cut your throat when you ain't looking." This type of friend is not as common as the first friend, but everybody has that type of friend. .
The first friend, the one defined by Webster is a friend everybody wants and wants to be. This friend is there for the good and bad moments. They are there for the graduations, the birthdays, the fights with your parents, and the stressful exams. These friends are there to give you advice, to make you laugh, and they say the right thing to change that frown into a smile. These friends are there when you have problems, and they can admit when they are wrong, but they also can tell you when you are wrong.
These second friends is a friend that everyone fears to have. These friends want to bring you down when you are up, and kick you in the mud when you are already down. These friends are always there when you are doing good and have money, but you never see them when you are down and out. These friends break their promises when you need them the most. They know your secrets and they tell them to your enemies. These friends are not really friends, they are just enemies who act like friends.
So how can you tell the difference between the good and bad friend. Just take a few seconds and look back to when you were doing well and when you were doing badly. The friends that were your biggest fan when you were both up and down, those are your true friends, but the one that you saw when you were doing good, but never saw when you were doing bad are the friends Eminem is talking about.