There are many valuable things in life, but friendship may be one of the most important. To live life without the experience of friendship, is life without living. Human interaction is a necessity to survival, but developed friendships are essential to the successful well being of anyone. Based upon Webster's Dictionary, the definition of a friend is, "A person whom one knows, likes and trusts." But to all, Friendship has no defined terminology. The definition of a friend, and friendship, is based upon one's own notions. Many people look for different characteristics in friends, things that may be common in nature. There are many different types of friends that one wants or needs. There are Five different categories for these friends. It is best in nature to recognize and appreciate various kinds of friends.
The first type of friend in the friendship is an acquaintance. This is the beginning to all basics, and deeper friendships. This is the person with whom, is only known on a pure, and basic level. The insight to this person's life, is merely an observation from a person's perception. Usually, these are the types of friends that a person may meet in school, at work, local hang outs, or somewhere that is frequented often. They are greeted with a mere smile, and daily greeting. These are the people that know of their acquaintance's existence and appreciate their effort. Their kind words can put a smile on the face of anyone, but the true meaning is hardly the truth. The Waitress at the local restaurant could be an acquaintance, if she knows a person's regular routine, as well as waves if she is seen outside of work. The traditional acquaintance may be someone that
sits in class that is shared. It could even be a friend of a friend, someone that is seen frequently but the extent of conversations rarely going into depth.