A proverb about friendship... How does it apply to you?

United States
May 26, 2008 8:28pm CST
Friendship between two persons depends upon the patience of one. --NATIVE AMERICAN PROVERB Do you think that proverb is true... Why/why not? In friendships that you have, how do you show your patience with your friends? How do your friends show their patience with you?
4 responses
@garyeye (202)
• Philippines
27 May 08
To understand and be understood are essentials to a friendship, patience is baring each others frailties and shortcomings; a key ingredient to a lasting friendship. It is an individual need, one doesn't have to bare the burden alone, a popular saying goes like this "it takes two to tango".
• United States
31 May 08
Thanks for sharing about what you believe are the essentials of friendship.
@ayessa (1586)
• Philippines
27 May 08
I think it is not just in friendship that patience is needed. It is one of the important factor in any kind of relationship. Since we always say that a relationship should be give and take so if your friend give you patience you should also return that patience to them. There are lots of ways in showing one's patience. It maybe on time like if you set a meeting at 3pm and your friends show at 4pm you should allow them to explain for being late. Or if you asked them to accompany you but they can't you can also show your patience by trying to understand them. Those are just some ways on how we show patience to one another.
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• United States
27 May 08
Thanks for answering the question so completely. I appreciate it.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
27 May 08
In a relationship (not only in friendship), there is always a bad one and a good one. The good one always remains patient with the bad one because the former cares for the latter. There's a bond between them the good one cannot let go. And the bad one needs the good one for companionship, he needs caring. My longest friendship (with my girlfriend) lasts because of me being patient with her. Accepting her as who she is.
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• United States
27 May 08
Hmmm... What I learned a long time ago was that in relationships there is no good one and no bad one...There are just two people each trying to get their needs met. It is a good thing that the two of you are patient with each other.
• United States
27 May 08
We all know friendships are really important. Right? So friendship between people depends upon values and patience. That's true. More to it, though. I show all my patience for my friends by all means. They do the same thing for me. Yep. Values and morals are always involved.
• United States
27 May 08
Thanks for posting Jakesnake