Now I’m back to the point that prompted me to keep a diary in the first place: I don’t have a friend.
Let me put it more clearly, since no one will believe that a thirteen-year-old girl is completely alone in the world. And I’m not. I have loving parents and a sixteen-year-old sister, and there are about thirty people I can call friends. I have a family, loving aunts and a good home. No, on the surface I seem to have everything, except my one true friend. All I think about when I’m with friends is having a good time. I can’t bring myself to talk about anything but ordinary everyday things. We don’t seem to be able to get any closer, and that’s the problem. Maybe it’s my fault that we don’t confide in each other. In any case, that’s just how things are, and unfortunately they’re not liable to change. This is why I’ve started the diary.
After describing the circumstances that prompted Anne to keep a diary, she states that the primary reason for writing a diary was Anne's lack of a companion. She went on to explain how she felt alone in the world and needed a friend. At the time, she did seem to have thirty friends. She felt alone in her life despite having loving parents, relatives, a 16-year-old sister, and thirty friends.
Anne claimed that despite having a loving family, relatives, and friends, none of these relationships seemed to be closer to her heart. Therefore, she sought out someone who could be a true friend with whom she could share everything.
Despite the fact that Anne has around 30 friends, they do not discuss any of their personal things, preferring instead to talk about mundane events in their daily lives. Anne realised that she was missing a true friend in her life because she could not locate somebody who was closer to her heart. Anne also acknowledged that she could also be blamed for this problem. It was because she didn't trust any of her friends with her personal information, so she avoided discussing it with them. As a result, Anne's interactions with her pals have remained consistent for a long time, to the point where they can no longer be changed. As a result, Anne began writing a diary.
People write diaries to express themselves, especially if they are unable to express themselves to others or if they are depressed and wish to express their emotions, stress, and other feelings. A diary can be a close friend since you share all of your secrets with it.
Meaning of difficult words:
|Confide||To tell someone a secret and trust that they will not reveal it to others.|
|Prompt||To cause to do or say something|
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2007). First Flight. From the Diary of Anne Frank - Anneliese Marie ‘Anne’ Frank (pp 48-54). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.