By: Lahela Rosario – October 17, 2017
Lahela Rosario is a TEEN correspondent for inbigisland. com and works through the companys community intern program. P For more info on our intern program, There are countless quotes, statistics, and reasons as to why friends are extremely important. P The only way I can explain friend is that true friendship an involuntary reflex- it just happens! Over the past 17 years that I have been alive, Ive had my fair share of friends, and Im sure you have too. P Here are 7 reasons why friends are crucial to life. Encouragement Similar to my family, my friends are my #1 supporters! P For my senior year, Ive made the extreme decision to run cross country, and if you dont know me, Im not a land lady; Im a water woman for sure! P However, I didnt hear anything but positivity from my friends, and I truly appreciate them for that because to be honest, they are the reason why Im still running 3-plus miles EVERYDAY Except Sunday (Thank you, God! ). Theyre honest Last night, I was talking to my friend, Chalet, about the importance of honesty in friendship. P True friendship is all about honesty with each other, and the ability to be able to tell them anything; Even the things that are hard to say. P So this one is for you, Chalet! P Thank you for your honesty They relate to you Unlike your parents, your friends just instantly understand you and your struggles. P Friends are the people who you grew up with, the people that fought most of the same battles as you against the constantly evolving world. P They understand the struggles that I face more than anyone in this world, which is why they are important to have. P You always want to talk to someone who understands. ADVENTURE, ADVENTURE, ADVENTURE Everything I do with my friends is an adventure. P Sometimes theyre horrible in the moment, like locking your keys in your car, or sometimes theyre as great as us all trying to learn how to surf, or hiking in volcano. P You know that youre friends when wherever you go, it will always be simply, an adventure. P All these adventures are essential because you look back on those time as either lessons or memories, and I feel like those are always the best.
Diversity Every friend you gain is different in some way. P Even if they\’re twins! P A couple of my closest friends are twins and they are polar opposites in almost every way. P Finding out new things about your friends is like a greatest discovery that anyone can encounter, as it is like peeling an onion and discovering more and more layers of them. Vital to your well being I havent done research on it, but Im sure that if you google search Importance of Friendship, a bunch of statistics and psychological studies will pop up. P It probably will talk about your brain functioning and reacting to certain things, and what not, but the biggest take away is that friends truly affect your feelings. Theyre comfortable to be around The importance of comfort within a friendship is that you never want to be afraid of who you are because you are scared you will be judged for your actions. P Of course there are times when friends have a difference of opinion, but true friends accept you for everything you are. My friends are my everything, my backbone, my hope, and everything else you can think of that is important to survive life. P Im truly thankful for my friends because without them, I would be nothing. P I would have no stories to tell and no life lessons to learn. PIf youre reading this, and someone comes into your mind, go and tell them how important of a friend they are, because without them, you would not be you. About The Author: PAloha, my name is Lahela Rosario and I am currently a senior student-athlete at Kamehameha Schools Hawai\’i, Kea\’au Campus. P My soul is primarily made up of salt water, tacos, and jokes. P I love to leave my footprints in the sand, and hope to leave my footprint on the world. P I blame every decision I make on the fact that I am an Aquarius. P As you\’re reading this, I\’m probably hiking to new heights, falling off a surfboard, or simply EATING! P My articles are an exclusive experience of Hawaii through my eyes The guy who said no is wrong. If you have a friend or friends, then you will have a more positive outcome in life from getting more perspectives on what people think about what you do.
And besides, if you have a good friend, their not going to drag you down, their your best friend, and if you have friends like that then you need to choose your friends more wisely next time you get the opportunity. The guy who said no is wrong. If you have a friend or friends, then you will have a more positive outcome in life from getting more perspectives on what people think about what you do. And besides, if you have a good friend, their not going to drag you down, their your best friend, and if you have friends like that then you need to choose your friends more wisely next time you get the opportunity. You dont choose your family but you choose your friends. Friendships are important to both children and adults. Studies have shown that children who have a strong circle of friends are bullied less often than children who spend most of their time alone, explains About. Com. A child can cope more easily with bullying with the support of friends. Friends stand up for the child that is being bullied and assist in reporting the bully. Friendships are very important for adults as well. Adult friends help each other in dealing with job loss, parenting issues and divorce. Unlike strangers, friends can be honest with each other. They can tell each other if an outfit looks awful or if a latest love interest is not a suitable one. Adults who do not have strong social support structures are at greater risk of depression and are generally less productive. As adults get older, they often feel that lifeвs priorities take over, and they do not have time to make friends. A few ways to make new friends include volunteering, joining a church or taking up a new hobby. Real friendship is really important! в When we are talking about friendship, we are only talking about real friends в A good friend will understand your feelings and support you throughout. This cannot be true even with your life partner. In the marriage relationship there will be trust issues but friendship is not like this. в Your friend would support you throughout in the times of difficulties. в She/he will motivate you to do things which you like.
This would create a positive aura in your life, which will help you to do things in a much better way. в You expect love from your life partner; you expect care from your parents and sharing from your siblings. But, you do not expect anything from your friend and then when they will do something unexpectedly good then youвll be happy! в Other relationships may fail because of dishonesty, jealousy, ego or arguments. This does not happen with friendship. в Friendship is the most important relationship but only when you choose a good friend because firstly, you need good company and secondly, you are influenced by the friends around you. в When you wont have friends then the psychological effects will be described as being depressed, lack of self-esteem or confidence, decrease in mental functions. Qgshsg dhndn dhdh dg dgddghd dgh hd chv cgcvbf f f f f f f f f fn f ff. Ff f f f f f f f ff f f f f f f f f f f f f f ff f f f f f ff. F Friends, Are a necessary need of all humans for social needs and validation At a biological level friends are needed to survive they\’re mere presence influences you\’re self-esteem and confidence, In Dr. Abraham Maslow hierarchy of needs on the third level your needs would be Love and belongingness- friendship, intimacy, affection and love, – from work group, family, friends, romantic relationships. With out it you can not advance to a higher lever The psychological effects of loneliness is describe as being depressed, lack of self-esteem or confidence, decrease in mental functions, death it is rare but has happen as the person loses his sense of belonging, existence and purpose so they eventually lose the will to live. Friends are always there for you. I\’m talking about real friends. Friends give you support. They are there when you feel down and need cheering up. Everyone needs a friend they can confide in, they give you advice, are there when you are having fun and enjoying and they will always have your back.