There are many valuable things in life, but friendship may be one of the most important. To live life without the experience of friendship, is life without living. Human interaction is a necessity to survival, but developed friendships are essential to the successful well being of anyone. Based upon Webster's Dictionary, the definition of a friend is, "A person whom one knows, likes and trusts." But to all, Friendship has no defined terminology. The definition of a friend, and friendship, is based upon one's own notions. Many people look for different characteristics in friends, things that may be common in nature. There are many different types of friends that one wants or needs. There are Five different categories for these friends. It is best in nature to recognize and appreciate various kinds of friends.
The first type of friend in the friendship is an acquaintance. This is the beginning to all basics, and deeper friendships. This is the person with whom, is only known on a pure, and basic level. The insight to this person's life, is merely an observation from a person's perception. Usually, these are the types of friends that a person may meet in school, a
They may have been a highschool friend that dressed the same, or had the same classes. They are valued as a friend, and cherished as family. They are greeted with a mere smile, and daily greeting. In order to become a significant other, there must be a union of spirits. There are also friends that may be considered tradition friends. The next category of friends, and quite possibly the most important to the development of one's identity, is the best friend. They may have been a buddy in Kindergarten, maybe the little girl who was the playground bully, but now the protector of all. The best friend is the most trusted friend there is. Love is a form of friendship that is created without selfishness. It's important that this person is upheld and respected in the manner in which is expected in return. Finally, the last type of friend is a Significant other, many would argue with this, but actually it is a bond or form of friendship. It is the person with that is felt to be comfortable with, even at worst. It could even be a friend of a friend, someone that is seen frequently but the extent of conversations rarely going into depth. They may have grown up next-door, or with these types of friends, are friends that are most cherished and respected. Best friends can be supportive, but most of all, they tell it they way it is, or should be.