Friendship is one of the most essential things in our lives. Some people believe that it is crucial to have friends who can help, whereas others prefer a family to be their support. Whether to be friendly and have a lot of friends or not is an individual decision.
It seems to me that it is important to have a real friend who will always be there to support and help in difficult situations. To begin with, there are many different life’s challenges which can lead a person to depression, people always cannot deal with stress without support of friends. During hard time it is vital to be near with friends and spend time together. Moreover, friendship is useful to share pleasant time with close people.
For example, people are invited to various exhibitions or theatrical performances to share warm moments with their friends and preserve happy memories of it.
On the other hand, there is an opposing opinion. Some people prefer getting their leisure time with family. Firstly, parents, children or siblings are always the closest people for everyone. It is normal to share with family dull or perfect moments. Secondly, the family will never betray and turn away, which is not always the case with friends.
Despite the arguments mentioned above, I still believe that friendship is more important than a family because people have much in common with their friends than with family members. Finally, friendship allows people to be themselves, to share their thoughts and ideas, which cannot always be shared with the family members.
To sum it all up, I would like to say that there are two different opinions on this issue, but I am convinced that all people should have friends and be friendly with people who surround us.