A friend is defined as a person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. This type of a relation is friendship. In every society in the world people have and follow this relationship and support it. In some societies this relationship is given more importance than others. In our society friends are given almost the same attention as ones family member. Family is the closest relationship a person has, and if that is disturbed a friend can be very helpful.
For me my friends are a part of my family. I trust my true friends as much as I just my closet family member. A true friend would do anything to save your life. I have experienced this fact when I was 13 years old. My family and I were in Bahamas for our summer vacations along with our very old family friends from Canada. This family used to live in Pakistan but later on settled in Canada. Their youngest son Hassan, and I had been together since we both were born. Our familys had made our relationship so strong that we were more like brothers than friends. I had always trusted him because he was the only one of my age whom I used to associate with quiet often. That particular summer I had met him after two years and we were both extremely excited to see a drastic change in our personalities.
Even though our personalities differed from one another we realized that our friend has had no effect. We got along the same way we used to when me were not mature enough. While sitting on the beach relaxing, we were in a middle of an important discussion about our old memories. Suddenly, he came up with the idea to have a Jet Ski race. Since we were kids we loved to challenge one another in sports, so as soon as he came up with this idea I got up and ran to the Jet Ski. We both put on our life jackets and off we went.
As our Jet Skis sliced the cold water, my left foot slipped and within seconds I was under the Jet Ski. I kept on yelling I need help.. but no one cared to listen. As soon as Hassan turn around and looked, he saw that I was asking for help. He had a problem in his hands. He did not know how to swim properly. Still he being a good friend that he was he jumped in and did not care about him not knowing how to swim. He had his life jacket tightly strapped around his waist and was really shocked to see me fainted.
He took me to the shore and called the lifeguard immediately. The lifeguard told Hassan that there was nothing to worry about and all was fine. Later on when I was all right, Hassan took he home and told me to rest for the rest of the day.
With keeping this incident in mind I realize the importance of friendship. Every time I think of the situation I remember Hassan and thank him for saving my life. It was so grateful of him to jump into the water when he did not even know how to swim. But he thought as a friend it was his duty to save me. Friendship is a duty that you dedicate to a person whom you know, like, and trust. Today I am here just because of Hassan who has served his duty of helping his friend at the time he wanted help and no one was there for him.