Family and Friends: Who is more Important

People interact with their families and friends at different levels. However, it is always challenging to determine among the two groups of people, which one is more important. Both family and friends plays different roles in ones live, making it hard for and individual to decide who should be first in the list. Family is more important than friends since they tend to be more helpful in our lives than our friends. Family forms the basic social unit in one’s life. It is through family whereby someone is brought up from a tender age until he attains an age of 18 years or becomes an adult. During the development process someone is provided with all necessary resources including education, medication, food and other necessities that are crucial for the growth and development of a human being. At the young age, mother, who is a member of the family breastfeeds her kids, nurtures them and takes care of them till they start to crawl and move by their own.
The role of the family do not end when one becomes independent as it extends to the old age. When an individual attains the senior age and they unable to do certain things by themselves they seek help from their family members. At old age majority of the people are unable to walk without supporting aids like walking sticks and wheelchairs and they will be in dire need of the family support. As much as family members are essential part of one’s life, friendly also plays their role. Friends offers a lot assistance including providing accommodation, offering financial need, doing classwork, or any other activity that a friend indeed would do. However, their role in one’s life cannot match that of the parents, brothers or sisters. Family members will always be important in one’s life than friends.