Friendship, it could be a very simple thing. Yet, it could also be a very complicated thing. There are just so MANY definitions that differ from one person to another.
The relationships with friends could be treated very differently. People could respond to, or interact with friends with varied ways and intensity.
For some, as long as you know this person's existence, he would be a friend to you. However, when you see each others, you would probably just say 'Hi.' and 'Bye.' The relationship won't further deepen for too much; 'Friends' is just a mere description of these two people knowing each others.
For some others, friends are people you could go way pass upon. As long as you are best friends with her, you could kiss her, you could hug her, you could even develop a very intimate relationship with her. (Yes, I know some people who do that.) The relationship could go way beyond what lies under being friends; They are really, in better words, 'friends with benefits'.
The meaning of a friend to you could also be diverse. Where do you put your friends? High up, or down below?
For some, friends are people you could use to attain certain goals, be it for money, for fame, or for relationships etc. You are friends with them more or less because you want to use their power to help yourself.
For some others, friends are the ones you would be willing to sacrifice anything for. You will do anything to help them because they are your friends. They are your dearest and you rank them way up there.
Through the rise of the internet, the definitions of 'friends' are even more varied.
For some, even if you know this person behind the monitor so well, or at least, think that you know him so well, he could be the one that will hurt you the most. Friends could be potential enemies or someone that could hurt you anytime.
For some others, even if you have never met before, nor have you seen each others' faces, you could be best friends for more than 10 years. In the end, some of these friends could even meet in real life and settle down together, live with each others for the rest of their lives.
There are so many answers to that question. Too many, in fact.
As for myself, though. I believe friends are people that you enjoy being with. When you are with them, you will feel happy no matter what you are doing.
I don't really mind what he or she thinks about me. As long as I'm comfortable and happy with him / her, I will treat him as my friend, showing my smile without any thought of hiding myself.
How about you? What is a friend to you? Is he someone that you could trust, someone that you know for so long, or someone that you would do anything for? Is she someone that you don't really know, but you just love talking to her and even want to be more than friends with?
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