Friendship helps in many ways in life.

The Power Of Friendship In This Generation

My life would be incomplete without friendship.

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My whole life has only been surrounded by my family, school, and my friends. Friendship has been a very important part of my life. I live very far away from my family, some are in India and some in Canada. So I don't really have that much family to spend time with. It's not fun but I've had a lot of my friends say that they hate having all of their family here around them. So they always thought I was lucky, even though it can be sometimes not fun because there's nothing you can do. That's where friendships come into play. This article is going to be a bit different than how I usually post listing every picture, but I took these pictures last year and every picture symbolisms something I personally look into which I think of friendship.

1. Similarities, we all connect when we have something in common. 

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When you start to make a friendship, there's always this one subject that gets the friendship to a start. That's having similarities, so you connect within that idea.

2. Always there for each other.

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We always need someone at our highest and lowest point of life. That's true friendship when a friend is there for you in your happiest and saddest points in life to motivate you and be even more happy for you.

3. Trust gets you everything. 

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In every relationship we look for trust, honest because that's the key to having a great relationship, just as in friendship. You need to share everything only if you have trust.

4. Supporting each others dreams. 

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The motivational texts that I get from my friends are literally all that I need in order to keep pushing to get my dreams to be a reality. That little support gets me anywhere.

5. Keeping in touch.

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Ever since I graduated it's been hard to stay connected with friends, but the ones that want to keep in touch will try there best to stay connected. Even in this generation, we can stay connected with our friends.

6. Spending quality time

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Just the little Dunkin Donuts and Kroger trips, I would do after every school event with my friends give me life. Its just about get hot chocolate and just say whatever is happening in your life that just make me happy and relief about life.

7. Getting through things together.

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Life is really unpredictable you don't know what's going to happen. Sometimes sharing your problems, not hoping to get a solution in return, but still taking out the problem helps. That's what friends are for, getting everything out otherwise you will kill yourself.

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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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18 Things You Know To Be True If You Are A Dancer

#Dancerproblems.

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It's the night before my first dance competition of the season, so of course I'm going to write about dance. Without further ado here are 26 of the most common things you know if like me, you are a dancer.

1. You are constantly choreographing dances in your head.

It doesn't matter what song you are jamming out to, without fail, you find yourself choreographing dances, even at 2:00 AM.

2. You always find a way to practice your solos or dances for competition.

Even if you have a small space to work with, NOTHING, and I mean absolutely nothing will stop you from practicing.

3. You are constantly trying to better your technique.

All day, every day, it doesn't matter if you're working on turn combinations or bettering your tap technique, not a day goes by that you don't work on it.

4. You have a "dance drawer" in your dresser.

Leotards, tights, and booty shorts, oh my!

5. The studio is like your second home and your team is like your second family.

There's really no explanation needed.

6. You feel like you never get enough time in the studio.

Because there's no such thing as "too much dance"

7. Your weekends always consist of a dance private

Literally almost every weekend

8. You're not embarrassed about going out in public while wearing dance clothes.

And you don't care if people look at you funny for wearing your leotard and company jacket to a restaurant.

9. Your company jacket is your jacket of choice.

You've gotta represent your studio, plus it's sooo comfortable.

10. Forget the holidays, competition season is the most wonderful time of the year.

I love competition season so much!

11. You're always losing bobby pins.

Gotta love those sock buns that take you literally 15 minutes to do, and the ridiculous amount of bobby pins that you use just so your bun can stay in tact.

12. You have regular earrings and then you have dance competition earrings.

Those big sparkly earrings are always fun to wear.

13. Your Instagram explore page is full of videos of other dancers.

What can I say, I just love dance.

14. The phrase "I can't, I have dance" is one you say all the time

I apologize to all of my friends and family who I try to make plans with but can't follow through because of dance privates.

15. The same goes for "5, 6, 7, 8"

I am so guilty of this one.

16. People ask you if what you do is like what they watch on "Dance Moms"

And you reply with "Sort of, but not exactly"

17. Sometimes you just randomly strike a dance pose.

For me, it has always been , and always will be an arabesque.

18. Your mom is the best dance mom ever, and you dad is the best dance dad ever.

They honestly are, I couldn't do any of this without my wonderful parents and am so thankful that they continue to support me in doing something that I absolutely love.

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