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A Short Essay about Friendship

By on Aug 4, 2011 in Essays | 1 comment

Gaining Gold Coins All of us need true friends to turn to. As we share our failures and triumphs with them, we experience the warmth and joy. When I was in sixth grade, one of my teachers taught the class a song that goes “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” As my classmates and I sang this song, its essence did not concern me. It’s just an ordinary rhyming song for graders anyway. Eight years later, however, singing this song made me feel regretful. Its meaning struck me. From the time I was in sixth grade until I turned twenty, I hadn’t kept a chest of gold coins. I had broken friendships that may had lasted a lifetime. I neglected the presence of my old friends whom were sincere and true. Is this the end? No. Don’t cry over a bottle of spilled milk, they say.┬áLosing a number of old friends, however, is worth crying....