“A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” wrote George Eliot. Let me explain, a friend is a person who would tell you everything that they’re feeling, the bad and the good, knowing that you will look at what's important and forget about what isn’t and accept you no matter what. That’s why we need true friends in our lives, to have someone to go to when we’re feeling down and always accept us for who we really are.
As said by George Orwell, “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” I believe this quote to be true because human beings will almost never feel happy unless they’re part of an accepting group. Here at Akiva School, we’re all accepted. Even if on the odd occasion, a student is unfortunate enough to not to be part of a group, they will still be supported and accepted by the teachers and staff schoolwide.
By Akiva grade 6 student, William Shlien