Go through life with a bunch of fake friends, or just a few good ones

United States
July 11, 2008 11:35am CST
Would you rather go through life with friends that just like you for your looks, money, etc, and just kiss your butt but really don't care about you as a person, or would you want just a few good friend that will be there for you and treat you for who you are and nothing else? I'm living it now, I choose a few god friends. I had a bunch of fake friends who would talk with me if I walked up to them, but other than that they would never acknowledge me and I just got sick of it.
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
11 Jul 08
As for me no no. I personally would prefer to encirle myself with a few real friend rather that have friends who care about all the other stuff you mentioned. Those are what I would call temporary friends, as soon as I dont have anything to gave to them or cant grant them anymore favors our friendships will be over instantly. I dont need those kind of friends. It is better to align yourself with friends who stich with you through the good times/bad times..
• United States
11 Jul 08
Nobody needs them, I don't understand why people are like that. Insecurity and neediness (if that's a word) I suppose.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
11 Jul 08
I have a few friends that our friendships have lasted 30 years. Friends that will be there for you through anything. I don't waste my time with fake so-called friends, they are not real.
• United States
11 Jul 08
I used to waste my time with it, now I don't (and I'm so glad I learned this life lesson at the age of 16). I'm still going to try to make as many friends as I can but if they don't treat me well from the git go, I'm not going to push it.
@laznflip (17)
• United States
11 Jul 08
heck no i would not want a friend that just like me for what i have. that just makes me really mad. i want some one that doesnt always ask for money to buy something that he/she doesnt really need. i dont think thats really cool. i would just stick to the people that actually look after you and care for you instead of the people that go, "can i inherit your money if you die skydiving?" that would be pure bs if someone said that to me. especially one of my friends that i have known for a long time.
• United States
11 Jul 08
That's what happened to me. I would be friends with a lot of people but they would never acknowledge me. I think they're just selfish and it makes them feel better. In school sense I'm smart and try hard people are always trying to bribe me into leting them copy my homework and it makes me sick. Thanks or the comment.
@saierchok (1294)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I would go with both of them coz both are needed in life... as for every living creature there is a role.. as for friends of fakers.. they add colors to your life.. dark ones or bright :P depends on your taste!
• United States
11 Jul 08
But the question is, Is it a good role? I guess a good thing does come out of fake friends, that you get better at identifing them as they come along. I'm not addicted to popularity or anything like that.
• United States
12 Jul 08
Id rather have a few good close friends I just cant stand fake people even though I get many cases of the fake people even my bosses were fake smile all up in your face saying your great then for no reason they just up and get rid of ya
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
12 Jul 08
I'ld rather not have any than hanging out with fake friends.
@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
I have different circle of friends, but very few. I don't have much but I've got the best ones. My friends are the ones whom I could really trust. Most of them have been with me for years...though we don't regularly see each other, we make sure we communicate regularly and that we keep in touch and we always try to find some time to bond despite our busy schedules. I'm glad I have beautiful friends...
12 Jul 08
I have a handful of good friends and they are more importan to me. However for the ideal balance you need both types of friends.
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
good friends will stay beside you so stay with them too, but they are not easy to find, if you find them keep them.
@Lightlord (379)
• Greece
12 Jul 08
Hmm... interesting question. I think I more respect real friends that care about you not just some fakes that want to use you for their purposes. I think that you should always take care of your real friends and try to never lose their trust in you by doing just one simple mistake.
@2btrueinu (703)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
Hi! there I must admit that now a day it's really hard to find a good friend. We thought that they were good but in the end we will found out that they were just like others that routen inside. Well I must go to a fwe friends and true rather than many friends but fake. I got few friends now but I'm sure that they were as good as me.
@amrishkj (297)
• India
12 Jul 08
Well I have always have kept good friends around me coz they are always there in terms of any emergency. Fake friends as you said are only after your money and I always keep them at a mile distance.
@kaesta (37)
• Kenya
12 Jul 08
hey! there are good people out there who would make good friends and be real. the problem with having fake friends is that when you really need them they are not there. i have few but real friends and it is so fulfilling to know that they are people i can laugh with and cry with and they will never take advantage of me poor or rich. the best thing to do is get some real friends and your life will be more fulfilling
@adutza (39)
• Romania
12 Jul 08
personally I prefer my true friends to be near to me because I know I can trust them and tell them my precious secrets,I don't need a bunch of liers and faks just to make me feel better.
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
good day...I would rather have one true friend than a million fake ones. I don't want to spend a minute of my time with those I can't even trust or when my back is on them they'll stab it. I would take one friend anytime over 100 ones.
@Elkeliini (265)
• Finland
12 Jul 08
I think its best to have a bit of both. Good friends that you can share everything with and friends that are just there for fun and easy entertainement. I anyway find that the English language is too limited with its words for different types of friends.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
12 Jul 08
I only have about 5 good friends who I know I can trust with my life. I have a few other friends who I don't see very often but I think they're a waste of time as some of them have let me down at different stages. I must also point out that I only see my best friend about 4 times a year but she and I are still very close and we can always depend on each other. Sometimes I feel lonely because I don't have people calling me up every day asking to meet up or go out for lunch but I think I'd rather go out occassionally with friends who are genuine and really care for me.
@Ricky007 (512)
12 Jul 08
friends are greatest need of anyone's life. i usually prefer to make few friends but i make sure that thy are loyal, its very easy to check that whether they are loyal or not. If they are loyal they will defnitely help you out or assist you in ur hard times..i am happy that i have got some frnds who are always ready to help me in any conditions..
• United States
12 Jul 08
when i was in high school i had a bunch of fake friends but as i grew older i realized that i need friends that are good and positive and ones that i can depend on.i only have one friend now and that i all i need.
@amanda08 (647)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I would rather have just a few good friends anyway.... less drama to keep up with lolol