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.

Nowadays with complexities of world, no one can deny the importance of friendship. There has been no shortage of debate among scholars on whether it is more essential for an individual to sustain old friends or makes new friends. As for this writers opinion, I subscribe to the former idea. I feel this for two reasons, which I will explore in the following essay. To begin with, old friendships have been substantiated to be more long-lasting. To elaborate in today's world, everyone would like to achieve his own desires and new friends are not out of this concept. In other words, a lot of people at the outset of the friendship asks for favors, and if they confornted with negative answers they just break off out of nowhere. For instance, one of my new friends requsted for a loan of twenty thousand dollars when we were friends for only three weeks. Although I refuted his request politely, our friendship ended abruptly. Furthermore, old friends always sacrifice themselves for their friends. To be more specific, every person in their life face situations in which feel very depressed, and need the assistance of thir friends. However, new friends always prioritize themselves, and they are not often accessible. My own experince is a compelling illustration of this notion. I filled depressed when I splited up with my girlfriend a few year ago. In this situation in order to not be alone, I called one of my new friends for coming to my house. But he rejected my plea by putting some alibies for being in a bad position himself. After a while, I understood that he was on a picnic in the country, and all of his alibies were just bunch of untruthes. In sum, with all this taken into account, I firmly believe that preserving old friends is crutial. This is because is not only old friendships more enduring, but also they devote themsleves for their friends.
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