Do you agree or disagree with the statement: When you have a frieng for a long time, whether you will continue the friendship even he or she does something you do not like.
Friendship is an indispensable part in our life. Some people believe that friends should be ones who sharethe same interests and the same preference, for it is easy to communicate with each other. I disagree. I think friendship should be a relationship which allows keeping differences besides common ground, especially when it comes to a long time friendship.
To begin with, something dislike done by friends has little influence on friendship. A long time friendship has always been cultivated by a process during which people have shared lots of likes and dislikes and build up a common understanding of each other. Something dislike could not change the core of a relationship. People can deal with such difference so that it shades compared with the long relationship. For example,one of my best friends began to smoke 4 years after we met. As a person who sees smoking as a devil, I thought it is both an improper behavior for girls and a threat for her health. I talked with her and even quarreled several times before we finally set up a compromising decision. After that, she made up a promise of only lighting a cigarette a day. The dislike can be resolved even before it reaches the border of a relationship.
Additionally, the divergence between friends might be a good thing for friendship. By finding knowing and understanding the differences, friends gain a deep understanding of each other. Progress can be achieved by solving problems and this rule also applies to friendship. By dealing with problems, friends can get a comprehensive understanding on each other. For example, people who would like to show how intimate they arewith their friends can hardly understand why their friend finds it repulsive. My sister is an outgoing girl who always shows her life on twitter, while one of her friends, Jessie, thinks it is too shallow. Their friendship suffers a lot because Jessie hates putting her on twitter. After a heated discussion, Jessie knew it is just an act of sharing with others their happiness and knew that my sister gains an achievement when she replies the message written by other people especially strangers.
In conclusion, friendship is essential and precious to everyone, not alone a friendship goes through years.Divergence exists everywhere and can be solved as long as two parts seek a balance. I think friendship continues although friend did something you do not like because the difference is too weak to hurt a relationship and the differences can serve as an accelerator for friendship.