Human connections is one of the core aspects of what made us truly human. Having a relationship with another person other than yourself is important for everyone. Out of all these relationships, bonds formed as friendship is arguably one of the most important. A “friend” is defined by one of the definitions in Merriam-Webster as: “a favored companion”. One of the keyword there is “favored”; a friend must be favored by us. It can be our parents, it can be our workmates, classmates or roommates. Your mom can be both your mother and your friend, not the other way around. So whether that person can be called your friend or not, it depends on your own judgment. You cannot choose your parents, but you can choose your friends (you can choose to categorize your parents as your friends or not as well). Another keyword in the definition is: “companion”; thinking of life as a journey overall, a friend is a person who accompanies us throughout our journey. So the theme of friendship translates really well when connected with journeys, our theme for this unit, as friendship is one of the travel-essentials while we embark on this journey called life.