This is my Opinion about friends, and Acquaintance's.
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Well in some way's this is a hard question to answer. However, in my opinion I used to have friends through highschool, and have made some acquaintance's throughout my life. Many of whom I do not consider friends. Let's define the meaning's of each shall we. A friend is a person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. There is not many people that I trust with anything in my life except for my family. Other people who say that they are your friends will talk about you behind your back to other people that they call friends. So everything that you say ends up all across the neighborhood, or even sometimes in another town. The definition goes on to say that a friend is a person whom one knows; an acquaintance. There are many acquaintance's that I have had over the thirty-four years but the only one's that I think of as friends are the one's that stick behind my actions and is there for me when I need them the most. All these friends that I have had over the years were not there when I needed someone the most. Furthermore, the definition goes onto say that a friend is one who sympathizes with, supports, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement. When friends say they are friends they are interested in what you have to say. A true friend will always be there in your times of joy, happiness, sorrow, pain, and so on. The French use the word Moname which means a true friend someone that is there for you when you need it the most.
Now let's look at the definition of acquaintance which, states that an acquaintance is knowledge of a person that is less intimate than friendship. This means that they acknowledge that you are there but could really care less about your life, and what you do with it. Some acquaintance's that I have had over the years helped me through some rough spots. However, they were not considered friends but only acquaintance's because they were only there for that one certain part in my life. A true friend would manage to be there for every single part of it. The good times, and bad times. I would not expect a friend to be there for every instance but the instances that were most important to me they should be by my side if they were a true friend.