There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages of having peers. In this blog, we will focus on the special benefits of having these people around us.
First, let us define peers. Peers, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, means one belonging to the same societal group especially based on age, grade or status. Simply, it means friends. It is part of human life to develop and create an inner circle consisting of friends who share the same likes and dislikes. They are basically part of our lives. “No man is an island”, as the saying goes. Without them, I don’t think we would survive in this world. On second thought, I would survive, but life would be sad and lonely. They are essential to us just like water and oxygen. Why?
Well first off, peers are who we approach first when we are in bad terms with someone in the family, from work or from school. We cling to them because they are the first people who pop into our mind when we need someone to talk to or ask for comfort. True peers listen to us patiently and give us advice. They are one call away whenever we need a shoulder to cry and lean on. Friends have our back when we need help and assistance. They help us in solving problems and help us decide if we are confused with our options.
We are who we are when we are with them. We feel comfortable with them because they know the real us. We let them see our brightest and most vulnerable moments and vice versa. They know our darkest and deepest secrets because we trust them to keep them. We make promises and also promise to never break them even though we know in the back of our minds that eventually one of us would spill the beans.
We share each other’s food, clothes, and even personal belongings. Another cool thing about having good peers is that we have someone to vent out with what we cannot do with any of our family members: problems related to the heart, financial concerns or work-related issues. When we are with them we do the most stupid things without hesitations and shame. “If you do it, I’ll do it” is practically our motto. We are not afraid to get into trouble because we are together and that is all that matters. What we also love about having their company is the never-ending chit-chats, the late night gossips and the lame jokes we share. Although we fight sometimes, in the end, we make up. We support and inspire each other at all times. Basically, peers are considered as our second family. We consider them as one because they are with us most of the time; we normally spend more time with them in school or at work than with our family at home.
Never take them for granted because they are irreplaceable. No amount of money in the world can equal their worth.
Value your social circle but do not be afraid to expand it. You can never have too many friends. Some come and others go that is why enjoy each other’s company while there are chances.

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