8 Reasons Friendship Is Important

8 Reasons Friendship Is Important

There are some people that you laugh a little louder, smile alittle bigger and live just a bit better.
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Friendships are some of the most wonderful connections we make in the world. They come out of nowhere, and they are always there when we need them most. Think about it… You see a stranger and you connect with the stranger.

Before you know it, that stranger knows everything about you and you can’t live without them. Friendships what keep us going daily. They help keep us sane and most of all, they help us enjoy life! Here are a few things friendships do…

1. They help keep you sane.

When you're about to rip out all your hair, your go-to is your best friend. They help you keep your hair and not flip out on anybody. When life gets too crazy, they take you out and help you forget all the stress. Best friends never let you go crazy. If you do go crazy, they go crazy with you. They let you vent to them so all the built up angry or stress goes away. In the end, our besties help us relax and keep us sane.

2. They offer the best advice

When life goes wrong, our besties always give us the best advice. When you need advice on what to say back in a text message, they’re always there to make sure what you say is acceptable. When you need real advice on what you’re wearing, your best friend will give it to you, no lies. Your best friend also gives you real advice when you’re down and need a pick me to up, or when you need to take that opportunity. Our ride or dies always give us advice no matter what; even the advice that we don’t want to hear but need to.

3. They’re the third wheel in your relationships.

Let’s be honest. Our best friends are the third person in our relationships. They know all the ins and outs. They know what our significant other does to make us happy and what our significant other does that makes us mad. They’re the person we always have check our text messages to make sure they’re okay. Besties help us analyze what our lover means. Heck, the relationship might as well be all three of us.

4. They give you someone to talk to.

When something goes wrong, who’s the first person we want to tell? Your best friend! You want them to know exactly what happened and why. When something goes right, you want them to know every little detail. When you get bored, you text them. You can call them when you get in an awkward situation and need a way out. Best friends just give us that person we can talk to no matter what time of day!

5. They provide a going-out partner.

Our besties give us the best partners. Think about all the best memories you have; your bestie is in them. All the times you need someone to do something with, your go-to is your ride or die. They’re the person that’s always willing to try that new bar with you or just simply go to your favorite restaurant. No matter what, they’re always there for you and they’re always willing to do something for you. They make the best wingmen, and we always need a wingman.

6. They support you.

When we make a big accomplishment, our best friends are the first person to congratulate us. They’re usually standing at the finish line waiting for us. Our besties support us the other way too due to the fact that when we are down, they pick us up. They support all our decisions good or bad.

7. They push you.

Let’s be real... our best friends push us farther than we can ever push ourselves. They know what we have the potential to do and they want us to get there. When we're not doing our best, they are the first person to point it out and encourage us to do better.

8. They make life sweeter.

They're the icing on the cake. Our BFFs make life so much sweeter. They do so much for us, and life wouldn’t be the same without them. They give us sweets, even when we're on a diet. They make us high on life.

In the end, our best friends make this crazy roller coaster called life better 1000x better. I don’t know what I’d do without my best friend. All my best memories have them by my side. Think about it... who else would see you at your worst and your best and still love you the same? Best friends are a God sent!

" A true friend scolds like a dad, cares like a mom, teases like a sister, irritates like a brother and loves you more than a lover"

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.
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The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.

Sincerely,

the loving granddaughters

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3 Reasons To Cut That Bad Friend Off

We all have that one friend who is generally bad for us.

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We all have that one friend who is generally bad for us. It is perfectly okay to think about yourself and do what is right for you. It can be very toxic and unhealthy to constantly be around a bad influence in any kind of way. People always say they want to be financially secure or feeling secure with their significant other, but friendships also need security. Here are three reasons why that may not be the case.

1. They aren't supportive.

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We all have that friend who generally does not care about what you say or do. You gotta be careful with that. Some people will act like they do, but behind closed doors with their other friends they don't. There are so many things to talk about with friends especially problems and issues within each other's personal life. If that person isn't making any attempt to show any kind of sympathy for you, they aren't the friend for you.

True friends are always behind your back in whatever you may be going through. Yes sometimes it can be hard because everyone has their own problems, but if you are willing to give and take it makes a good balance. What I mean by that is, giving each other space to breathe and reflect on things that are happening, then come together and talk about it with one another.

2. Too clingy or needy.

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Another part in having not so good friends is if the person is too close to where they don't give you any space to get yourself together. The person who is clingy may have personal things going on in their life to make them like that and that is okay. But it can become unhealthy if the problems start becoming your problems and it is taking over your life in a negative way. What I mean by that is if that person is acting a certain way towards you and you can't seem to enjoy life as much sometimes to where you actually feel miserable, that is unhealthy. For example, jealousy. There are some friends who are very clingy because they are nosy and very jealous.

They don't take your kind friendship seriously because they are too busy secretly comparing their life to yours. There are some things in life that you can't control or help others with because it has to be handled a certain way. At the same time, you are still going through your own things and it can be draining to try and "fix" someone else when you have a lot on your plate as it is. Sometimes it is best to cut them off if they generally will not leave you alone or they are manipulating you in any kind of way from it. Sometimes doing that gives people a wake-up call of how they take their anger or problems out on others.

3. They talk about you behind your back.

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To make this clear, everyone talks about everyone. There is nothing wrong with that. But there is a difference between generally talking about someone to inform someone about what is going on, expressing frustration and trying to resolve something by asking for advice, compared to actually bad mouthing about someone in a very rude and mean way. If the person is actually saying mean things about you, they aren't the friend for you. If they insult you in any kind of way (race, gender, outer appearance, personality, family or other friends), it is best to stop being friends with them. If they talk about you behind your back and plan anything to try and harm you or someone else, it is best to cut them off and also inform some type of authority.

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