Fair Weather Friends

@acevivx (1566)
Philippines
April 6, 2008 11:48pm CST
I suppose everyone has what you call "fair weather friends"They are everywhere around you or underfoot when you are having the best of luck, with no problem or crises to bother you.But at the first sign of trouble, they drop out of sight or become scarce. What do you think? Would you prefer to have such kind of friends or none at all?Or have you net this specie of friends?
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@subha12 (18462)
• India
7 Apr 08
i completely agree with this. in life most of us have got fair weather friends they will be there when you have best time. they will just be around you when they know you can provide them good things, when you are in trouble, they just disappear.
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• Canada
7 Apr 08
I think this is very sad, subha12, and I hope that this is not your experience. I am definitely not that kind of a friend. I've also made some 'really good' online friends here. Take care.
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@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
7 Apr 08
I've had some friends who have disappeared from my life, for one reason or another, and it was due to what was going on with them, and not really about me. Then, I've had a couple of friends resurface again, and I'm reconnecting with one good friend in particular. Unfortunately, one of them, has left my life again. I'd prefer not to have fair weather friends, but friendships are really important. I have a couple of people, who have stuck by me, no matter what. I am 'definitely not' a fair weather friend. Take care.
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@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
8 Apr 08
Those who appear to have no fair weather friends are indeed very lucky or it is possible there has not been any opportunity for them to really test the mettle of their friends. I, for one, have to say that almost everyone have such kind of friends and there's nothing wrong with being careful in your dealings with friends whose loyalty and sincerity have not yet been proven. But while we all may have fair weather friends who disappear at the first sign of bad weather, I still am optimistic enough to believe that we have more of the other kind, true friends who stick with you through thick and thin and who are there when you need them the most. I do have a lot of these friends but I also have friends who have dropped out of sight when they could no longer gain benefits from being my "friends"
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• Canada
8 Apr 08
In my case, I've already had the chance to "test the mettle of these friends," as you've put it. My life has been such, that I've seen a lot of trials, and I wasn't the most upbeat person to be around at those times. These 'non fair weather friends' of mine, have stuck by me, all through the years, and have given of themselves to help me out, in so many ways. They mean so much to me. However, as I've mentioned, I have a couple that have 'dumped me,' not returning phone calls etc., and appearing to have no interest in maintaining our friendship. In the past year or so, I've also made some wonderful friends online, who I've taken the time to get to know, and I can say with confidence, that I don't believe them to be fair weather friends. I wish you all the best in your present, and future friendships.
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
Thanks, Someonesmom,and I wish you the same. May all of us have more of the "stormy weather friends" than the other kind.I am glad I have a lot of this kind.