Why do we need friends?

Philippines
August 8, 2008 8:25am CST
Is it because we need a company when we're down? We need someone to comfort us when we are sad and to have fun with us when we're glad. We need friends to give us good advice. We need someone we can count on to treat us nice. We need friends to remember us when we have passed, sharing memories that will last. Is it because of this reasons? In you, why do you think we need friends in our lives?
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@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Friends are thought of as joyous, freely chosen part of our lives - they have chosen us and that we havechosen them. It's not actually a need why we make friends. Friendship is a bond between people who enjoy one another's company, sharing same sorrows, ideas, knowledge, pain, struggle in life...Friendship is full of hidden assumptions and unspoken rules. There is now agreement where we are involve in friendship, or what to do if it goes sour. It is about give and take, we dont demand either. each of us has different views on our friends, some might even value more than their family or marriage...And i may say friendship defines what it means to be human...
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
absolutely right sharie, I agree with you completely.LOL! Life, Love and Friendship are indeed mystery that goes far beyond human capacity to understand.
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
Yeah...LOL...thanks for rating my response as the best one...Have a nice day!
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• Philippines
11 Aug 08
U're welcome sharie. U deserved it! ^_^
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 08
Without friends we will be a stooge in this world, life will have less fun if we are a loner. No man is an island, he needs friends to stand by him, to be a pillow of strength when troubles seep through life. We are here in mylot not only are we after the pennies but also to widen our circle of friends. Thank you sheemadness, you are my newly acquired friend here. You are here to support my discussions likewise I try my best to give every support I can to you.
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• Philippines
11 Aug 08
Thanks zandi... you can count on me. Thanks for posting
@vimaal (3365)
• India
10 Aug 08
hi sheenmadness, friends are very important for human life. I love my friends very much. I want to share my feelings and happiness with my friends. iam not imagine my life without my friends. take care have a nice day.
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• Philippines
11 Aug 08
so do I vimaal. ^_^ Have a great day too!
@pikeshpd (182)
• India
10 Aug 08
You know there is need of friends in everyone life to live happyly.... beause friends is a person who can make you laugh and weep and every fun to you. they can help what every possibility for them... they can do. Think over it how much it is important in anyone life.... Enjoy Friendship.....
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• Philippines
11 Aug 08
Absolutely true spikes...^_^ Friends make our world go round , an enjoyable and interesting one.
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
10 Aug 08
Dear friend, I do hope that as long as humans are social animals they enjoy friendship and the value of friends is known when we get the better side of friendship and moreover many friends have their own ways and in this some or may many become close too close that we tend to consider them as our best friends. Friends are those who really make us feel we are not alone we have someone to care and help may be more than that..
• Philippines
11 Aug 08
Absolutely shamrack, moments we shared with our friends are always wonderful and treasurable. It is really important to have someone in our lives to share with, to talk with, to laugh with , to cry with ...LOL! (sounds familiar huh?) and so on and so forth...
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
9 Aug 08
I think the social interaction and companionship is the basic reason we need friends, peopl without friends re lonely and are prone to metal illness arising out of social isolation
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• Philippines
11 Aug 08
I totally agree with you. Thanks for posting. Have a nice day!
@roypiyas (189)
• India
8 Aug 08
i need a friend's shoulder to cry on. i need a friend to show me the way in darkness. i need a friend to love n laugh, to fight n walk together. friendz r my strength. i cant even think of a day of my life without a friend in around.
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• Philippines
9 Aug 08
in man's life having friends are one of the sweetest reasons why life is beautiful. Having a life whithout friends is really unthinkable. Thanks for posting roy! :D
@rkrish (3003)
• India
8 Aug 08
We need to live and We make others to live !!! Noone can live as island, so we need to have relationship !!! The people born in blood sense are relations and those who are not but more than all are friends !!! We need more in our life, so we need friends !!!
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• Philippines
9 Aug 08
yes rkrish we really need friends. It's lonely when we don't have friends that surrounds us.
@dheal888 (283)
• Indonesia
8 Aug 08
I'm not agree with you, i think people wrong if suggest that we need friends for share, take and give balance. If it is reason, you're love yourself not your friend. The reason we need friends because you're love and care for him/her. Beside that, you care yourself too.
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
I don't think loving yourself is being measured through friendship. What I believed when loving yourself it is being happy and contented to what you possess and you don't. But i guess that's how view it and I respect you for that. Any individuals has its own beliefs. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :D
• India
8 Aug 08
Well i re question you what can we do with out friends?With whom can you share your happiness,delight,anger,desperation and sorrow?What is there in life with out a friend?I feel other than blood relation it is friendship that can last longer than any other relation ship.We can share with our friends which we can't share with our better half.A friend in need is a friend in deed,well what ever might be the need. Cheers MOIN.
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
Yeah we really need to have a friends for whatever reasons we may have. For life indeed is lonely without friends. :)
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
hi sheen! we need friends because we need company other than our families. we need friends to share things that we can't share with out families. we need friends to seek advice about problems that we can't tell our families. we need friends at schools because our families can't accompany us there. and i agree, friends are there so we can make our lives memorable. we make memories with them which we can reminisce in the future. there are things that only friends can give us. i need friends for these reasons.
@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
12 Aug 08
We need friends to give us hope when all hope is lost, we need friends to remind us how to be good to others, we need friends to cry with us and console us when we cry, we need friends to point out our mistakes, we need friends to take care of us and take care of our families/kids when we are not there, we need friends who can loan us money when we are in need........ we need friends to give us some hand-me down clothes when they dont fit them anymore heheheheeeeeee. We need friends for fun
• Malaysia
11 Aug 08
Hey there, I think we need friends so that we don't feel lonely. But be careful taht you don't go into a friendship with people that control you and try to bring you down everytime you try to stand up. I've been with those kind of friends before. I hope I'll get better friends in the future now. Cheers. :D
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
We friend people who understand us, we choose them because we have similarity in many aspects. Friends are also indicators of the type of our personality, as the old folks said, "tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are!"