Do you have Fake Friends?

By Kenzie Farmer

We all have our own little “friend group” that we tend to stick with throughout our high school journey, but how do you know that they are really your friends? I believe that each friend group consists of people who have the same viewpoint and opinions, but why? Why do we all have to have a certain type of personality to have certain friends? We should all have acceptance of each other, because no one knows what people go through behind closed doors. People tend to judge one another, based upon what their life consist of, but when you really think about it, is your life perfect? No, so why judge?

I feel like we all have that one friend who makes us question their loyalty. You know, the one that always runs off and tells your secrets to other people. The one that will tell you one thing and then turn around and tell you a whole different story the next time you talk about it. The one who claims you’re their “best friend “, but tells other people the same thing. Yeah, those types of “friends” are not people you should surround yourself with, because in the long run, you’re just going to get let down. A “best friend” is someone you can confide in and grow with. Someone you can put trust in and share your secrets with, without having to worry if they’re going to spread your business. Someone who is always there for you, even when they don’t have to be. “Friends” don’t lie to each other. “friends” tend to be “friends”, not because they have to, but because they want to.

Therefore, if you have a “friend” you know you can’t have faithful trust in, then don’t blame them for hurting you over and over, blame yourself for not letting them go and having enough self respect to let yourself be happy.