Reasons Why Your Best Friend Is Your Greatest Influence

Your best friend is there for us through thick and thin. This is the kind of person who stays out with you until 4 am, and then suffers through an exam the next day.

These friends are there for us no matter what, and they teach us that putting others before ourselves is an incredible sacrifice. But it’s all worth it because these are the kind of people you want to stick around for the rest of your life.

1. Your best friend corrupted you at a young age. Thankfully.

You’d still be a sheltered little innocent if it weren’t for your best friend. She explained the ins and outs of sex and gave you pep talks before nights out when you wanted to get it in. She’ll always be your number one wingman.

2. But she also made sure you were always alright on those crazy nights out.

All corruption and silliness aside, she deeply cares about you, and always checks in with you throughout the night. If you need to go puke, she’ll ditch whomever she was with to go hold back your hair.

3. She taught you how to dress for a night out, and never let you leave looking sub-par.

Your best friend has your back. She’s a true friend, so it’s not like she’s trying to compete with you. So when you and your girls are getting ready to go out for the night, your best friend is there for you, lending you clothes and critiquing your choices until you have that perfect outfit. She’ll even help you pin back your bra, so your boobs are pushed up and perky. Screw Victoria’s Secret, you’ve got your best friend and a handful of safety pins.

4. If you ever had a bad day, she taught you that wine is always the answer.

This is the girl who taught you that alcohol is always the answer. She’s an awesome influence because, well, alcohol really is the answer. If she hears you blowing off steam in the shower, she’ll hand you a beer to help you chill out.

5. And pizza.

Pizza is also always the answer. She’s your soul mate wifey; your girl is there to cheer you up no matter what. So when that dumbass decided to break your heart, your best friend came to the rescue with a large extra cheese and played Friends on Netflix. She taught you that best friends always beat stupid boys.

6. She’s the best person to go to for advice.

When you come to her with a problem, she’ll listen to you vent, and help you solve your issue, right then and there. Best friends look out for each other, and there’s nothing she would want more than to see you succeed. So if you’ve got a problem with your sleazy boss, she’ll tell you exactly what to say and how to approach the problem.

7. And if you ever need help making a crucial decision, she’s got the answer.

If you’re ever wondering if you should go to the gym, she’ll let you know with total honesty. Your girl is a great influence because she teaches you to strike a balance between chill and kick ass. So if you’re starting to turn into a lazy couch potato, she’ll tell your fat ass to lay off the Chipotle and start working out. On the other hand, if you look fine, she’ll tell you to take it easy. She’s your go-to advise giver and number one decision consultant.

8. Your best friend taught you how to interact with the opposite sex, through example.

Best friends push each to break out of their comfort zones. Some of us are brave enough to take the dive on our own, and others need a little push. But that’s what your best friend is for. She influenced you to toughen up and go out to get what you want.

9. She taught you that no matter how sick or tired, you should always live it up on the weekend.

A good influence is always liked to push the boundaries a little (or a lot). So when you’re young and hot, you need to get yourself out of the house and have fun! Or you’ll risk falling into a slump of laziness and apathy. No matter how much you protest, your best friend will make you have fun, whether you like it or not.

10. She will never let you settle for anything less than you deserve.

A great influence wants to see you succeed and step out of the box. Life isn’t meant to be lived in comfort, fearing the unknown. Your best friend taught you that you learn what you need to learn from whatever job or relationship, but once you start to feel comfortable, it’s time to move onto bigger and better endeavors.