I've heard someone who are against this issue and really don't believe in this theory. they said people are move by himself and they don't need anyone to support them or follow them. they can be independent. just like tom hanks in cast away movie. where he was alone in an island and try to get out. but we can see that this theory is been proof right. in that movie that main actor is making friend with a volleyball ball. he think that he can get out of that island. how about if he making a friend with someone is not so optimistic. maybe he will never get out of that island. maybe he will give up and spend the rest of his life with his friend and die in that island.
now let we see what type of friends that really influence. is there any just of ordinary friends that will really influence us or really close friends. well for me i will say that really close friends will influence us a lot in our lifestyle or we can say that in our life. this is because we spent a lot of time with them compare to anyone. let's just say a kids. they spent a lot of time playing with their friends or imaginary friends. so they will easily influence by them. so that's why parents really need to monitor their kid's friends so they will not become to criminal or something that we really don't like. even though we will say that the kids is a family type or will not spent so much time outside playing but just having a wonderful time with their family. but when the time the kids will have a friend even one they will tend to be influence by the friend. they will much more easier to copy any action that be done by their friends. this is because of the curiosity manner that they have while they are growing up. this curiosity manner also have at the adult even though it is not so much compare to the kids. usually when someone thinks their friends is much more cooler, they will try to have the same status or level by copying their friends and sometimes they will try to beat their friends by doing anything to get the much more cool level. sometimes that is the reason why people are getting drunk or doing something stupid. it is just because they are intend to have the attention or feel threaten by them.