"I think the idea of friendship has been tainted in today’s world. Today, people become friends because they feel like they have to - to fit in, to not be alone. Friendship is not just having someone to party with, to have someone to take fake selfies with someone to go places with just so you aren’t alone, or someone to boost your social status. No, friendship is a true bond. It’s being annoyed with them when they don’t participate in lab class with you, but as soon as to leave, you can’t be annoyed anymore. It’s listening to them talk about the boy in Chem 24/7; and even though you’re so bored of it, you keep quiet and just let them vent, because they don’t need your opinion - they just need to you listen. It’s getting mad over their personality flaws on days when you’re exhausted and just done with life; because you know she didn’t mean it that way and you’re just tired, and will get over it by fifth period.
It’s dealing with them making the same mistake twice, but standing by them because you all of all people know, no one is perfect. Basically, it’s acknowledging all the things they do wrong; like choosing to stay with that asshole you hate, not always helping you in lab, snapping at you when they’re tired. And even when they insult you or hurt your feelings, it’s not on purpose and you can talk about it and still be the same people after with the same bond. (Because we all say things we don’t mean sometimes.) There is no “Omg you’re such a bad friend for saying that dress is ugly on me!” Truth is, it probably is. But a true friend won’t say that. They will get annoyed by all of your flaws and sometimes too harsh opinions of their choices, but at the end of the day it’s the realization, that, despite everything you’ve ever done wrong, they are still here for you. They have not left. They didn’t abandon you when you made a bad decision. They love you wholeheartedly for everything you are, good and bad, everything you’re not, and everything you will be. Friendship is choosing to be the house that stands after the tornado has made it’s way through town. It’s choosing to remain there by each other’s side, no matter the circumstance. It’s about being honest with one another and telling them when they piss you off. Because they definitely will. But it’s then, when you’re about to fall asleep at night, you can’t help but think that there is no one else in the world who could possibly understand you, love you for the bad and good, and still chooses to remain with you. And I firmly believe that. A true friend is honest, loyal, a good listener. Not your DD, your favorite Instagram selfie partner; your other half who always stands by you. That is, in my opinion, the true definition of friendship."