There seems to be a misunderstanding on the part of some men today as to what it means to be a friend. Acts of a friend should result in self-improvement, better attitudes, self-reliance, comfort, consolation, self-respect, and better welfare. Certainly the word friend is misused if it is identified with a person who contributes to our delinquency, misery, and heartaches.
What is the test of this life for people who never hear the gospel—which is the vast majority? We asked youth in England about what true friendship means to them.
My friend “milkshake”
Check out some of their stories about their true friends and how those friends have strengthened them. You might find that your own friends are a great strength to you too. Aaron M. You should care about them and you should know that they care about you.
You can feel comfortable around them. Leighton H. Rachel P. Emma F. When I left high school to attend homeschool, she started texting me.
We should hang out. Hannah P. Andrew S. Bella F. It was fun. Emma B. Calvin B. So all I know are people at church.
I ended up making one friend at an LDS youth convention, and that made all the difference for me in coming to activities. And so she introduced me to her friends, and eventually I had LDS friends, which is helpful.
William S. James P. And then at the end of the first day, everyone already knew my name. So just doing activities and going to lunch or helping each other. Seth H. Doing practical things together is how you start friendships.
But I think you can have many really good friendships. I think the people that stay popular the longest are the ones that are good friends.
Isaac P. Just really focus on them and be there for them. Just asking little questions, as well.
My friend larry
The little things are the things that matter. You can still be a good friend. Grace S. June Your Own Liahona Richard M. Life in the Selfie-Sphere Hadley Griggs.
Finding and Being True Friends. Whose Will Was I Following? Kyle Vorkink. Reminded of My Worth Breanna B.