is this true????

@roniroxas (10576)
Philippines
June 17, 2007 10:48pm CST
it is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend?
8 responses
@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
18 Jun 07
yes, sometimes it happens because it is not expected from a friend to hurt but it can be expected from an enemy that he will do something wrong to hurt you, so that is why under certain circumstances it is difficult to forgive a friend
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
difficult? yes i think thats the word it is really difficult to understand and to forgive. thanks for the response
@helenying (120)
• China
18 Jun 07
Maybe it's true. Who is friend? We call the people who share common interesting, share joyness, share sadness and also believable friend. And there is no doubt we trust our friends. As for enemy, it's not like that. We don't trust them. No hope, no disappointment. So if they betry you or make some mistakes, you will feel sad of course but not out of expect. If your friend do that, I think everyone's first feeling is that you cann't believe it. You need long time to accept this fact. So it's hard to forgive a friend.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
yes it is hard to forgive a friend, and sometimes if the hurt is too much the freindship will be broken and never be friends anymore. thanks for the response
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
hhhmm... nice topic huh! i believe that it all depends on the circumstances. i mean it depends on what these people did against you...
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
yes you are correct it depends on what these people did to you but of course you will be more shock to see a friend you care betraying you, it will not be much of a surprise if an enemy betray you. thansk for the response
@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
I'll have to agree that it is true.It even feels better to forgive an enemy since you know he is an enemy from the very beginning. With a friend, however, you are also talking of a trust being broken. And a broken trust is one thing that is very hard to restore nowadays..
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
yes a broken friendship is hard to restore, ther are always doubt if you will trust that person again or not. thanks for the response
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
yah, i think it's easy to forgive an enemy rather than a friend. I almost forgotten my enemy so there's no problem at all...friend are dear to us and it's a bit painful.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
very well said, short but you explained it very well. thanks for the response a BR for you
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
18 Jun 07
I agree with this too a point, I think if a friend hurts you it really can hurt while an enenmy is expected to some degree. Though a friend is easier to forgive than an enemy. I also would think an enemy in most cases is a friend gone bad and this brings on the saying keep a friend close and your enemy closer.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
you cant trust enemies so you have to keep them closer, and yes sometiems enemies are friends gone bad. thansk for the response
@FSCAries (881)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Probably, if it is over something serious. The thing is, a friend should know and CARE about how you relate to and feel about things. An enemy would not be expected to know or to care. If a friend does something against you, you have to assume it is a more knowing thing than with an enemy.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
exactly. you treat that person as a friend and that person is not (maybe) feeling mutual about it. sometimes we befriend people but we dont think if they treat us as a friend. thanks for the response
@asteriskec (1074)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
Yes, I think it's easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. To forgive someone you really aren't close with is a bit easy to do. However, if you have been friends with someone and you have been betrayed by that friend, I think it's difficult to find it in your heart to forgive him or her. It's still a possibility, though, but it will definitely take time.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
yes i agree, specially if the friend who betrayed you knows a lot of your secrets. it is really hurting to realise that a friend can betray you. thnks for the response