When is a friend a FRIEND! - Do you know?  

uglypoet 52M
332 posts
9/11/2006 11:42 pm

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When is a friend a FRIEND! - Do you know?

Friendship is a term used to express co-operative and supportive behaviour between two or more social entities. This article focuses on the notion specific to interpersonal relationships. In this sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, and affection.

Friends will welcome each other's company and exhibit loyalty towards each other, often to the point of altruism. Their tastes will usually be similar and may converge (like minded individuals), and they will share enjoyable activities. They will also engage in mutually helping behaviour, such as exchange of advice and the sharing of hardship.

A friend is someone who may often demonstrate reciprocating and reflective behaviours.

Yet for many, friendship is nothing more than the trust that someone or something will not harm them (this is where the word friend is overrated).

So in short, we’re confusing the terms acquaintance with friends. What do you think?

rm_CuummDrop 50F
2591 posts
9/12/2006 12:30 am

a Friend is there no matter what,, good times and bad times! Regardless,,.. Unconditionally,, the kind of friendship that i have with clitalicious67 clitalicious67... Unconditional!


Now won't last forever, so use it wisely~c

1 post
9/12/2006 12:42 am

Do agree with exchanging of advice and sharing....
However, sharing Hardship... that's where acquaintance & friends differ ...

Friends do not need to meet or communicate regularly ... but they just need to be there when we need them.... to share good times, a shoulder to cry on or .... simply BE THERE accepting you as who you are & your problems as what it is ... period.

Do U agree ?


mindz0ne 42M

9/12/2006 2:44 am

friendship and acquintences do often get mixed up.

I feel friendship is a semi-symbiotic relationship where each individual relies on another friend for mutual benefits such as support (physical or emotional), and share in their happiness and joys, sadness and griefs.

This make friendship sound cheap, as though being somebody's friend is for personal benefit only. It is not. Being a friend means you share with someone a part of you that is personal. The more close or 'intimate' you are with the friend, the more personal things you are likely to share.

In order to share such personal matter, trust and loyalty and such is important. And in order to want such a return from a friend, one must be willing to do the same when the friend requires the same. So its supposed to be mutually beneficial. I'm sure everyone's got experience with selfish buggers that enjoy benefits but when you need them they are conveniently not available, even if its just simple things.

Well, acquintences are just ppl we know that do not go into all the above. We reserve parts of ourselves and are more 'superficial' in that sense (meaning we don't reveal so much of ourselves).

Goodness I talk too much!

happyladychat 49F
3740 posts
9/12/2006 2:44 am

I only know that Friends and Sex don't mix.

Make it your challenge.... turn me ON!!

rm_trexxx777 42M

9/12/2006 4:03 am


interesting ..

Friend and money they are well aquainted

suprising but true

time * is a barrier

lolx confused so am i

rm_watever00 43F
70 posts
9/12/2006 4:35 am

frienship is something close to the heart while acquintences are not. friendship is made up of affections, mutual knowledge, interest, loyalty and trust. the lack of any would not be complete.

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