Everyone can easily catch enough comprehension between the words ‘friend‘ and ‘acquaintance by just reading its definition. However, I still end up doing this blog post so you might just end reading this now. But no! I mean, I just want it to reiterate, elaborate and explain the terms to myself!
Friend is a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations. (Hasa, 2016) That is for example, in my class, I have a lot of acquaintances nevertheless number of my friends can just simply count by hand. They’re few.
For instance, if you do not know who youre real friends are from your multiple acquaintances, then reminisce several things. First, remember when you skipped classes because of some important reason? That’s it! Those who asked you where on earth you go gone disappearing are those who have given enough concern to your existence. They’re friends.
One thing that maybe I can ask is to have friends, in any ages, that is same just like me. Those that is a good influence, funny, silent and friendly. I’ve met a loooot of acquaintances that has totally inversed characteristic to me and whenever I realized they’re just too far to what I am, I always have this idea of shutting my mouth. I mean, I barely talk to them and starts to stutter whenever I start speaking eye-to-eye to them.
An acquaintance is someone who is known but who is not a close friend. (Hasa, 2016) Let’s get have a pretty realistic example, say I’m in a new university class now and everyone still is somehow 70% strangers. I mean, their identity. Yes, I know their names, ages, course but that does not mean they’re also my friend. They are mere acquaintances.
However, it still makes me feel glad that I met people and know their names. Although, we both understand that we’re not friends yet. That’s an achievement to me! I rarely get friends my own because I am so forgetful, silent and shy so having an acquaintances is a big help to expand my connections.
Right now, I have a lot of acquaintances in my university. It includes the person I have in my class, in the publication and in JPIA-SLSU. I also have acquaintances online using various accounts and acquaintances from writing online. That is a mission-accomplished!
I think, in order to find new friends, both should’ve been an acquaintance to each other first. It is the main step. Should both of you then started to get along more time than before, then you’re extending the acquaintance-relationship to a friendship kind of connection.
To clear the hype-dust, both of the term is connected and with relation while their use differs to how deep level of interaction and communication is present in between the communicators. (Differencebetween.net)
Everyone can easily catch enough comprehension between the words ‘friend‘ and ‘acquantance‘ by just reading its definition. However, I still end up doing this blog post so you might not reached this point. But no! I mean, I just want it to reiterate, elaborate and explain the terms to you as well. And that you’ve just become one of my acquaintance after reading this post!
Differencebetween.net (-)Acquaintance vs. Friend Retrieved from http://www.differencebetween.net/language/difference-between-acquaintance-and-friend/
Hasa (2016) Acquaintance Retrieved November 27, 2018 from http://pediaa.com/difference-between-friend-and-acquaintance/