The only way to have a friend is to be one – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship is the pinnacle of human relationships. There are so many things you could talk about when considering friendship, but basically it’s all about communication and understanding another person. It’s a relationship that brings joy to someone by having a laugh with them and being there for them. Having someone to do things with when you’re too scared to do them alone, supporting one another. It’s about accepting that we’re all human and that none of us are perfect. Loving someone for their faults as well as their virtues.

Having an emotional connection with someone is something that everyone needs. Doing things with other people always makes things more fun. Finding people that share your interests and hobbies is always going to make socialising more interesting. Sometimes it’s harder for some people to find new friendships and this all comes from confidence levels. It’s not easy to walk in to a room full of people that you don’t know, which is why social networks are a great way to help people make new friendships.

Social media is something that has become massive in the last decade and it has become a must have for this generation. I’m a nineteen-year-old girl and for the last ten years I have been using more than one type of social media to talk to my friends, meet new people and even let others know what I’m doing. All my friends use these also. However, it is becoming an intergenerational thing as older demographics are recognising the benefits of it for communication purposes.

Social media is definitely here to stay. It’s a fast and effective way of communication and there is still room for it to grow. As with all human forms of communication there are can negative aspects, but these are in the minority. Human beings are social animals and the need for communication and connection will always be paramount. Friendship is something that has to be given to get back. Different relationships are entwined through out everyone’s life and friendship is one that should be constant.


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