If you think your friend's in trouble, should you help?

@barehugs (8986)
Canada
June 13, 2007 4:28am CST
The situation is very clear to you! Your friend is slipping down the slippery slope! He/she doesn't realise it yet, but you do... should you try to save your friend, or wait to see what happens?
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
13 Jun 07
A friend in need is a friend indeed might sound like a cliche, but it is very true. the definition of friendship according to Indian saints is "One who helps without being asked, who hides our faults and highlights our virtues, who stands in front of us in times of trouble and behind us when we get honour - like the sword and shield
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
I think I'd wait to be asked. I wouldn't want (even a friend) to intrude into my personal affairs. thanx 4 your input!
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
17 Jun 07
What if your friend is too shy to ask for help or there is not enough time to ask for help, I reflexly extend my hand to help even without being asked.
@Mathurin (491)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
i will tell my friend what is going on, the possible things to happen if she/he goes unaware there are lot of things you can do a good shaking might wake your friend up
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
yes I think you would be a Good friend! Thanx for that!
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
13 Jun 07
There is only so much a friend can do for a fellow friend but I would do anything I could do for any of my friends, I think this is all part of being a good friend...being there in times of need...
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
yes i agree.......some things are too personal. If i was asked I'd do anything I could to help!
@lzjilbb (425)
• China
13 Jun 07
Of course you should try to save him/her if you are really good friend. But if it seems no harm at all, maybe sometimes this can be a joke :)
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
do what you can if your friend is in need!
• Canada
13 Jun 07
i would let them know but dont push to hard cause you could push them away. let them know you care and if they need you, you will be there for them
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
Spoken like a Good Friend! Thanks for your Retort!
@firumon (501)
• India
14 Jun 07
Hi dear friend, I first look wheather the situation is serious or not. Serious which I mean, when he slipped down and he may die or broke hand or leg. If no any serious i will wait to see that seen. And can, i will take a movie starting from that slipping. And first publish between the pupils who know me and him. If the situation is serious, no doubt i will try to save him or her at my best........ If i am also in trouble, i will first try to secure my life. If it is my parents or siblings, no doubt i will try to save them instead of looking my life. I think thats quite natural. I describe here only my things. I think all of us are also like me. No other possibility i think......... This discussion is too much meaning full, Some joke to serious type. Thank you very much dear friend for starting such a interesting discussion.
@maean_19 (4661)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
I will try to save him/her. I can't bear seing him/her in that situation without doing anything. It's our instinct that drives us to do the deed and adrenalin rush.
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
If you knew and just waited to see what happens then I guess you are no friend at all. Of course I will save her and say it straight away. I never wanted my friend to get hurt or disappointed. =)