Being a highschooler in your late teens means finally figuring out who your true friends are. Through middle school, you most likely changed friend groups a few times. There have been the back-stabbers and the liars. There have been the mean friends and the friends that take advantage of you. But once you are in high school, you know that the real ones are the people who are there for you through everything. Your bad days and your good days. They are the ones you run to when everything goes wrong. When you lose yourself. They are the people you trust. Trying to impress those who don't want you in their life is a complete waste of time. I honestly don't know what I would do without my four best friends. They have been there for me through all the catastrophic events I've had during high school. We know every little detail about each other and I've never laughed harder with anyone else but those four people who mean the world to me. So if you didn't figure this out already, spend your free time with the people who want you to be there. It is less important to have a ton of friends, and more important to have genuine ones. Going to parties with a bunch of people you don't know that well instead of just hanging out with your friends is never as fun. Let the losers who like to get drunk and make fools of themselves go to the parties. Stay home with your friends and enjoy life with the people who are just like you. They are the ones who matter. Best friends are the siblings God forgot to give us. So if you haven't done so lately, tell your best friends how much they mean to you. I'm sure it would mean a lot to them.