By: Kristyn Blackwood
High school can be a rough time without best friends to share it with. Experiences are not the same without those perfect best friends. Best friends are the people or person who is always there for you, even when everybody else has walked out and abandoned you. They are the people who know you best, maybe even better than you know yourself. They will support you no matter what, but they will also tell you when you have made a mistake. I have the best friends a girl could ever ask for and I am so thankful they are in my life.
Good friends are completely different from best friends. Good friends throughout high school are mainly just there through the good times. Don’t you want a best friend that is always there, throughout the good AND the bad times? Having a best friend makes having a memorable high school career a reality, but it is also important to have the right friends. Picking the right people to hang out with is very important to what kind of friends they turn out to be. If you choose people that do things they should not do, you will soon fall into their pattern of habits and do what they do. Those people will end up being a bad influence on you rather than bringing out the best in you. Find someone who brings out the best in you and encourages you to do what is right and to have integrity.
Also, when you’re looking for that best friend, find someone who you can see being in your life long term. Having best friends in high school will allow you to create and experience so many memories together, so don’t you want this person to be in your life in the future? Who else are you going to reminisce with about all the things you went through together? Although you may say that you do not need a friend or someone to feel comfortable with because you are so strong and independent, but what you don’t realize is that by having a best friend you are still independent but have someone there for you no matter what. Best friends are crucial to every teenagers adolescence life and adulthood.
Find those best friends that you so desperately need so you don’t have to go through life alone. My best friends are two of the best things that has ever happened to me. I honestly do not know what I would do without them or how I would get through everyday life if I did not have them. They mean the world to me and I hope they know they make me the luckiest girl to have them.