What is a Friend?

21 Sep

Some of us tend to bundle everyone we know together under the category of ‘friends.’   Clearly, social media sites are encouraging this practice. However, it may be that true ‘friends’ are in scarce supply.  Conversely, it may also be that people to whom we pay scant attention,  qualify as ‘friends’ of a high order.

It’s said that a friend in need is a friend indeed: and, if so, doesn’t this give us a clue to what friendship is all about?  Sure, it’s easy to be a friend when everything’s fine and dandy.  But, when trouble comes along, friendship may seem more costly: and only your genuine friends may be happy to be in your company.

On the other hand, it sometimes happens that adversity gives folk the chance to help out the person in difficulty.  This can, at times, enable us to realise we have more friends that we guessed, especially if the help comes from a totally unexpected source.

Don’t we all need friends, to survive and thrive in this difficult yet beautiful world?

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6 Responses to “What is a Friend?”

  1. Garmin 1490t September 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    Great blog 9/10! Bookmarked 🙂

  2. Ryan Ushioda October 12, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    good points

  3. margaretlynettesharp October 14, 2011 at 2:08 am #

    Thanks for positive feedback.

  4. Margaret Lynette Sharp October 18, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Hi, Thanks for liking it. My latest book, entitled 60 Questions, Insights and Reminiscences, contains many such articles. It’ll be available soon on Amazon.com. Please tell your friends!

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