By Evelyn Turkieh Friendship is the key to happiness. Over time, the meaning of friendship has changed. People care more about popularity and avoid reality. A real friend is someone who you’re able to trust. Someone you can count on. Someone who will always be there for you, through the good and the bad. Real friends accept each other for who they truly are and not something they pretend to be. Today, in the social media world, reality doesn’t exist. People focus on the amount of friends they have instead of the actual amount of friends they are able to count on. Social media is a black hole. People show certain qualities that will gain popularity for themselves. Instead of revealing the truth and the real personality, they avoid it and give people what they want to see. All this is considered a lie. The only way this black hole will open up
is when fear of truth is sucked back in and everyone will face reality. At the end, the amount of friends and “Likes” people get on a picture is just a number. Whether it’s 1or 101 friends, very few people will care about the real and true friends they really need in life.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine


  1. Raphael ammar says:

    Nice people could learn from your story

  2. Very nice paragraph and very inspirational

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