The Power of Friendship

The Power of Friendship and Laughter

A story of how friends always make each other laugh

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”Don’t worry, be happy” - Bobby McFerrin

 

        We all have a friend that we laugh with. My friend Saran and I are always able to make each other laugh. When my friend Saran and I had a sleepover we were always able to make each other laugh even if it was the worst joke. When my friend Saran and I had a sleepover at his house over the summer for no reason at all, we made each other laugh all night and had the most fun anyone has ever had. I show up to my friends house at 9pm after randomly receiving an invitation for a sleepover from him. I unpack my stuff and head into the room where we were going to spend the night. We start playing games that have humor involved and we laughed with each other at the stupidest stuff. We stayed up until 1am telling each other our worst and unfunniest jokes and still had the time of our lives. We have known each other since preschool and only have the chance to talk to each other a couple times each month, and when we do see each other, we have the time of our lives. We always find a way to make each other laugh. It doesn’t matter that we live in different towns, It doesn’t matter that we don’t get to talk to each other, and it doesn’t matter how late it is. It only matters that we always find a way to make each other laugh and have a good time. So even if there are some boundaries that keep you and your friend apart, there is always a way for you to make each other laugh and have a good time.

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Colin Soukup

Great way of describing fun with friends. I have the same problem with friends living in different towns. And the way you described it was great.

Nick Brady

This paragraph reminded me of some memories I had when I was younger... Some of my friends were coming over, but I wasn’t quite sure what we were going to do. Amazingly, even without any activities or games, we just did had a good time laughed, just as you so vividly described. It truly shows how powerful friendship is, and how friends can so easily look past the situation and just have fun.

Max

Great use of parallel structure at the end! You created a relatable story about friends that we don’t really get to see anymore great job!

Colin Soukup

It’s really cool that you didn’t live in the same town as your friend, but you still made the best of your time. I have the same problem with some of my friends and I think it’s great that you still have a good time.

Rory Kennealy

It always fun to laugh with friends and have a great time with your friends. You made it sound more fun than I have experienced.

Yoni Ghansah

The way you described how you enjoyed the company of your friend was done well. Even as you say the jokes weren’t the best, you manage to accentuate on the fact you still had fun.

Oliver Ali

Great job, Sean. Rather than going for a complicated and confusing theme, you went for a simplistic and genius one. You truly hammered home your theme of laughter. I like how you said: We stayed up until 1am telling each other our worst and unfunniest jokes and still had the time of our lives. This is such a key sentence because it shows that sometimes, the joke doesn’t even have to be funny in order to make you laugh. It shows that laughter sometimes comes from just spending time with friends.

Will

I enjoy the fact that it is very easy to relate to this scenario. Telling “our worst and unfunniest jokes” late at night hit close to home. I enjoyed the simplicity of the piece and wish that all the pieces were this understandable.

Dylan

Sean, I really liked your passage because of the laughter theme. The simple yet powerful theme made it easy to relate to, and your use of parallel structure really hit the home plate. Good job!

Jamie Book

Sean, this was a great piece. I could relate to your unifying theme, and you incorporated in throughout the piece. Good job!

Max Merhige

Great job! My jokes are also awful, as you know, but you two seemed to have a great time!

William O'Malley

I liked how you used the 3 lines to hammer home the theme at the end, I also liked how you described how even the worst jokes can strengthen your friendship.

Eli Zahavi

I love the narrative voice in this paragraph. Great writing.

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