Essay, Pages 5 (1070 words)
Role of Friends in Our Life
Good Afternoon to the honorable judges, teachers and my fellow friends .I am standing here to deliver a speech about Role of Friends in Our Life. Firstly, let me ask all of you, WHAT IS FRIENDSHIP? well ,friendship consists of true friends that can make you laugh when skies are the darkest , true friends that will even hurt you only if its for your own good , friends that will protect you under any circumstances and friends that will make you feel like you’re on the top of the world when you’re feeling crushed to the ground.
My fellow audiences,
Friendship is one of the most beautiful and fragile relationships in the world. Our friends are our pillars of strength and give us the much needed support and comfort that we all seek in life. Spending time with true friends is one of the greatest joys in the world. So why are friends so important in our lives? Why is the value of a true friend equated sometimes even with a parent or a soul mate? And what is that invisible bond that holds friends together for years and sometimes even a lifetime? And most importantly, what are the lessons in life that friendship teaches us? Trust
The word “Trust” is very important in any relationship, and it is true for friendship also.
In fact, the very foundation of friendship between two people is based on mutual trust and understanding .And it begins at an early stage of life itself, when you tell your friend secrets about your teenage crushes and confide in them about your heartbreaks.
The trust grows as the friendship matures ,in fact sometimes we trust our friend more than our parents and siblings .We also trust the judgment of our friend blindly ,having the confidence that they wont lead us wrong. Sharing
Another key basis of friendship is mutual sharing between friends .In fact friendship usually gives us the first lesson in “sharing” in our lives, when we share our toys and favorite possessions with a friend as a toddler. From our lunch boxes in school, to office gossip, even clothes before a party, everything seems better when shared with a friend!!Sharing teaches us to be unselfish and generous and is one of the sweetest aspects of friendship.
Most beautiful moments in life
If we try and recall, definitely some of our most wonderful moments in life will be those spent with our friends .Sleepovers, our first smoke and drink, bunking college and going to the movies -such memories always lighten the heart and bring a smile to our faces. The carefree days of playing together as kids in the park, the fights and then the make up, all of us have experienced these memories in our childhood .These small but unforgettable moments shared with friends make our life beautiful and satisfying.
Friends accept you for what you are One of the best things about friendship is that in front of friends you can be truly the person you are, and they will love you for it. True friendship can cross the narrow barriers of religion ,financial status ,color ,sex ,even country .Remember the first friend that we made in our Playschool or nursery – we did not make that person our friend because he was rich or good looking ,he became a friend because we liked him . Similarly ,true friendship is based on excellent understanding between two or more people .While the rest of the world may judge us ,our friends never pass any judgments .They accept us as what we are ,embracing all our negative points and eccentricities . Friends always believe in you
There are periods in everyone’s’ life where they may feel down and lose confidence in themselves .It is then that the real value of friends shines through -they have faith in you and your ability at a time when even you have stopped believing in yourself . Friends always share in our dreams and are as happy as us when we achieve them .Good friends act as valuable guides, cautioning us when we tread the wrong path and rejoicing in our success .Think of all those memorable moments in life – sweet success of the first job, getting admission into our dream college, birth of our children.Our friends are never far behind to celebrate our success and give us a pat on the back. Shoulder to cry on when you are down
In the darkest and most difficult periods of our lives ,our friends stand by us holding our hands ,or say those few words which can comfort us .Be it a personal tragedy , heartbreak in love or while facing the ups and downs of an adult life – our friends always make it easier .This is a way to test true friendship .When things are going great everyone is a friend ,it is those who stick to you in the times of adversity who are the true ones !! Friends as soul mates
Sometimes people find the love of their life in their best friends. Such people are truly blessed, as many believe the foundations of true love is friendship .Seeing a close friendship of many years blossoming into love, is indeed very beautiful and heartwarming. There can be many more reasons why our friends are so dear to us and why their friendship is so precious. Friends fight for us when we are insulted, defend us in front of the world and pray alongside us in difficult times. But as important as it is to have friends, equally important is to know how to maintain them.
The seeds of friendship need to be sowed deep and the plant needs to be carefully and tenderly nurtured to bear a great fruit. I would like to conclude by quoting a few lines from the title song of popular American sitcom Friends which sums up the true essence of friendship: “I’ll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour. I’ll be there for you, like I’ve been there before. I’ll be there for you, because you’re there for me too.” Also before I end this speech, I would like you to reflect another quotation for my FRIENDS: ‘ the greatest value of having good friends is not what you get from them, but the better person you become because of them’.