As the title says, this is about acquaintances, friends and true friends. What do you see each of them as being. In your opinion is there any difference between them, and if so, what is that difference. I know that to me there is a big difference between all three of them. To me an acquaintance is someone that you speak to in passing. Like someone that you would say hi to that you work with. Maybe chat for a minute about either the weather, the news, sports, or your job. A friend on the other hand is someone that you talk to everyday. Someone that you can talk to about most anything. A person that you would go to hang out with at thet bar, have over for dinner, or even just hang out with. Where as a true friend is something much more than either of these. Yes, friends can develop into true friends. And acquaintances can develop into friends. But true friendships to me are so much more. I see true friends as the people who stick with you through everything. Through the hard times as well as the good. The ones that see you laugh, scream, rage, and cry and let you lean on them when you need it most. No mater what, if you are feeling down in the dumps they would be there to hold your hand and offer their other one to you to help you back up when you fell. I have a male friend that lives on the other side of the world. He's been there for me whenever I needed him the most. He showed me that I am a person worht caring about. He showed me that no matter what I have gone through (and he knows it all) that I am someone special. He made me feel alive again after a particularly nasty break up. He's given me a shoulder to cry on and has lent an ear when I spilled my heart out to and he has never judged me. For this man I will be there whenever he needs me. Whenever he wanted to talk I have been a willing listener. I never have, nor will I ever judge him for what he has done, or been through. He is the truest friend that I have, and he is my best friend and I love him dearly. When he is in pain it tears me apart because I can't be there for him in person to hold him and offer my heart and my shoulder for him to cry on. I would do anything for him, and I just hope that he knows that.