They say that all you need in life is your health
and good friends. Our health will always be with us but friendships come and
go. But there are those certain friendships that last forever. But even these strongest of bonds have time of uncertainty and misunderstanding.
Even I have encountered these unfortunate times
in my own life. It was 3 years ago I and my best friend from pre school Jason
were competing for the same goal. We were both trying for the position of Captain
on our Club Hockey team. It started out as a meaningless competition were we
would show off in front of the coach. But after time we started to take it seriously. We would blow each other off on pass and go for goals on our own; we would also show
each other up during practices. It eventually came to the point were we wouldn’t
talk to each other in the locker room or outside of hockey. This competition
went on for about a month. Through out this time our coach had noticed how our
friendship started to crumble. He finally had made up his mind and award the
Captain position to another player. After realizing what we had done to each
other over the past month Jason and I had seen how much our strive to become the best had turned us against each other.
Though it took some time for us to start talking
to each other again we finally came around. We both looked back at the experience
and found it hard to believe that friends of 11 years could turn on each other and almost end a friendship as solid as the
one we had. We thought about what might have happened if one of us had gotten
the position would we have stopped being friends, would one of us have left the team.
We didn’t know the answer to these questions but we were glad that we didn’t find out. Over the years we got use to it then finally last year Jason was awarded the Captain position and I was
awarded Assistant Captain which worked out for us.
Through my experience I have realized that no
friendship is worth losing over jealousy. The friends you make are the people
that are supposed to be their for you the most they are the ones that will help you in your time of need and the ones that
will be there until the end. These are not the people that your are supposed
to lose over some sort of jealousy towards them.
It is the things you do in a friendship that
will determine how long it will last. Some friendships are meant to last while
others are just shorts streaks in life. But no matter how long the friendship may last one should not end one due to jealousy.