Influence of friends can have both positive and negative impact on the students. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily in 100-120 words discussing how we can make it more positive and productive. You are Arun/Aruna, 24 Mall Road, Chennai.
24, Mall Road
3 Feburary, 20XX
The Hindustan Times
Subject: Influence of friends
Through the esteemed columns of your newspaper, I would like to discuss how friends can influence us in different ways.
Friends are the lifelines in a person’s life but they can have both positive and negative impact on the students. It depends on the person how he is selecting his friends. If you are in a good company, you will be a successful person. A good friend can guide you whenever you are in a perplexed situation. He is the one who can show you the right path. He tells you not to go on the wrong track, so that, you do not get in trouble.
Moreover, if you are in a bad company, you will not be able to achieve anything in life. They will not correct you or guide you to go in the right direction. We should listen to our friends but we should not follow them blindly. Each person has a positive and a negative effect. So, it is totally our choice which way to opt.
I would like to conclude by saying that—A friend is noble. Friendship is divine. A true friend is really a gift of God. There are instances of man sacrificing their lives for their friends. So, everyone should know how to choose a friend because if we have a good friend, we will be successful but if we are in a bad company, we will suffer in our lives.