The 12 Types Of Friends You Should Keep Around For The Rest Of Your Life

The 12 Types Of Friends You Should Keep Around For The Rest Of Your Life

Life is better with friends
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Friendships are extremely important to have because life would be pretty lonely if we didn't have any. Who do you tell your secrets to? Who do you hang out with all the time? Who do you take pictures with and want to sing all your favorite songs at the top of your lungs in the car with? If you have someone in mind, good. Don't surround yourself with people who are going to be negative, bring you down, and make you feel worthless. It's a good feeling when you're surrounded by people who care about you and value you and your friendship.

Here are 12 types of friends you should definitely keep:

1. The one who will always answer your phone calls

2. The one who tells it like it is

3. The one who has deep conversations with you late at night about life

4. The one who prays for you

5. The one who will be ready to fight anyone who wrongs you

6. The one who you can confide in

7. The one who keeps you grounded

8. The one who makes surprise visits because they know it makes your day

9. The one who will drive around with you to get food even though they're not hungry

10. The one who makes you feel like part of the family

11. The one who checks up on you

12. The one who loves you unconditionally

If you can find these 12 types of friends, do not let them go. Cherish these friends because they don't come around too often and you are lucky to have them in your life. True friends build you up, support you, and are loyal to you. Remember that.

Life is too short to keep toxic friends around and to keep around people who don't bring positivity to your life. Love yourself. Love your friends. Be each other's support systems.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life; some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie; when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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A Lot Can Change In A Year: Thanksgiving Edition

Changing our traditional way of celebrating Thanksgiving from last year for more joy and happiness.

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Many people celebrate Thanksgiving and some do not celebrate. Maybe it is due to not familiarized with the tradition or simply are not interested in celebrating Thanksgiving at all. But, Thanksgiving actually brings family together and celebrate a whole day just for your family. Nowadays, people are busy with their work, school, friends, family issues and financial needs, but Thanksgiving will bring your family together.

Five years ago, my family did not celebrate. Today it's become one of our traditions since none of us have time to spend together throughout the year.

Thanksgiving celebration have changed a little this year for us. Last year we dedicated the whole day for Thanksgiving and my mom started to make a list of things she is going to make on Thanksgiving day. My dad also helped her. She started to cook in the afternoon and she did not get tired at all. She kept working the whole entire day. She made tofu turkey (since we are vegetarian we don't have a real turkey), stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, corns, and green beans. It took my parents three to four hours to finish the whole meal, then we sat together and had our delicious dinner. It was a wonderful day.

This year we are thinking about celebrating it a little differently like inviting our family friends to our house. If they want they can bring something for everyone to eat. So, my parents are thinking about having the same kinds of food from last year but a little more food since it is going to be like 10 to 15 people on the Thanksgiving day. I am also going to help them, just to make their work easier and flexible.

We are going to have some fun games to play like cards and board games. After that, we are going to have dinner around 6 pm. It will a mini buffet inside our house. After that, we are thinking about having a movie night. W have a home theater in our basement. We are most likely to watch the move polar express because Christmas will be around the corner after Thanksgiving. After that, we might have a small chat and our quests will leave by the time 11.

This is our plan for this Thanksgiving. We changed the plan slightly different this year because we thought we want more people to come and be with us on that specific day.

Thanksgiving day has become our tradition now since it actually brings everyone together as a family no matter what differences we have with each other. It is a day which brings joy to our family. I wish everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

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