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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is more important to keep your old friends than it is to make new friends. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
I agree that it’s more important to keep old friends than to make new friends. That is the value of a friend greatly depends on how long you’ve known him/her. It may appear to some people that those who continuously make new friends are happier, but in my opinion those people are only a façade of a true friendship.
True friends are people whom you should be able to rely on in times of need, but developing that kind of relationship requires a lot of time and effort. In my opinion, it’s only possible to allocate that time and effort to a small circle of trusted friends. True friends will be with you in both tough times and easy times, because you’ve found the time to be with them in those times too. On the other hands, if you have many friends which you’ve only spent little time with then you may not find them supportive of you when you need them the most. Therefore, one can argue that 1 true friend who is supportive in times of need is worth 100 new friends that might be absent then.