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Importance of Friendships

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Importance of Friendships Throughout the many unique and individual experiences I went through, the friendships that I made were one in a million. These friends shaped me and formed me in so many ways. I have learned an unfathomable amount through friendships as well as accumulating a lot of personal growth. The significance of friendships in my own American experience has taught me unique lessons, an open mind, respect, growth, and has given me a strong feeling for who I am. During my life I have been exposed to many kinds of people of all ages and ethnicities, which have taught me things that I may have never learned. Thinking back, through all the memories and times, I got a taste of each person's personality in my personal experiences with them. I found many of those people who I enjoy to be with because we share that common ground that lets you be yourself and feel comfortable. It really feels good to give friends on the same level as you. Friendship is a very personal and unique thing. ...read more.


Through friendships I have accumulated a very open-mind by allowing myself to really get into a person and learn what they are all about. When you learn a significant amount about other people and their lives, one can look back and reflect on your own life. I could never walk up to a person with my head filled with prejudgments. This is based on my own experiences with so many people where I might of met them thinking something in my head, but when I really got to know them I was so surprised because they turned out to be so opposite. I am grateful for the things I have learned from my friends because some people might never achieve that open mind, but that is only my unique personal experience. Many times I wonder how I met some of the people I did or did some of the things that I did with some people? My personal answer is that I believe that the people I met and things I did were all meant to happen for a reason that is unknown to me, but I do know that they were meant to happen to me and only me. ...read more.


In conclusion, the friendships that I personally made were unique and could never be exactly the same for another person. I have learned an unfathomable amount about life, love, and everything and that has made me grow. The significance of friendship in my own american experience taught me valuable lessons, an open mind, respect, growth and has given me the basis of who I am today. Many varied lessons that I experienced with friends have changed and shaped a large part of my views and perceptions. I found that learning lessons with friends brings you closer together. Only with a friendship can some things be felt and learned. An extremely important thing I got out of friendship was achieving an open mind. This was achieved through a diverse set of friends that had a wide range of lifestyles and views, and I got to see them all. I learned a great respect for my friends and it has made my friendships strong. Furthermore, I grew a great deal from all the experiences I went through with my friends. Sometimes a friend is the only teacher for some lessons. A friendship is something very personal and powerful and plays an important and unique role in my life. ...read more.

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