Do you agree or disagree: Choosing friends that have fun with is more important than choosing friends will help you when you need help.
As is known to all, friends have become one of the essential parts of our life. Having fun with our friends always comes to my mind in the Friday night. It seems that choosing friends that to fulfill your entertainment life overweight choosing friends that are helpful. However, I hardly agree with this viewpoint because only the friends in need are the friends indeed as the old saying goes.
A helpful friend is the one who always appears to be a supportive power, not rarely please you. They may not contact with you everyday, and even live in hundreds of thousands of miles away from you. But, when you are in adversity, they will show their hands to you as soon as possible and as long as they can without you even asking. I clearly remember in 2009, the worldwide financial crisis has great impacts on our company. As a result, I was let go by my work and suffered from a three-month unemployed period. Due to no money to pay the rent, I made a shameful decision to move back to live with my parents in the third month. When my college roomy Elsa heard of my terrible situation, she called me in a worried voice and strongly invited me to move to her home. And she even blamed on me not turning to her for help. The heavy irony is that those “closely friends” who have fun with me in leisure time all disappeared when I was in trouble. That experience kindles my heart to realize what a true friend is.
That leads to my second argument that only friendship from true friends can last long and is deserving to be cherished. Specifically, When you acquire success, or when you want to share some enjoyable moment with some guys, majority of your friends are willing to be with you. But when things go wrong, the friends only could laugh with you would consider you are no more than a trouble. The day you step in trouble, the day some of your friends go away. Thus, it’s ridiculous to pursue this kind of friendship as a rational person.
What’s worse, some friends can be incentives to harmful behaviors while chasing a wonderful experience. For example, thousands of teenagers are addicted into drugs in pubs with their friends just for fun. 85 percent of girls said they attempted to drugs just for curiosity because some of their friends taking drugs. Therefore, staying far away from the friends with improper behaviors and sheer for recreation is a valid protection for vulnerable young adults.
All in all, friends have fun are by no means more important than those who once helped you to get through the dark days. Please treasure your friends in need if you already have, and pursue the true friendship not just fun.
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