what do you mean by the word "friendship"?

Philippines
May 23, 2009 1:35am CST
i know all of us are experiencing how it feels to be someone's friend, but what does the word "friendship" really mean to you? i have allot of friends way back from highschool and i can say that they became really close to me..but as we stepped to college, reality acted upon us and made us realize that we should really part our separate ways.. because of different universities that we went to, it's really rare for us to hang out with each other and even communicate with each other.. and i think, one of my friends who's really dear to me, and whom i consider one of my closest friends had a hidden feeling towards me..i think she's mad at me coz everytime i will receive a text message from her, it seems that i did something wrong to her.. her text messages always say something about me..it's like i never really keep in touch with her..that it seems i was trying to forget her and worst, i treat my friends as trash! it really hurt me coz as much as i love to communicate with her and keep in touch with her, i can't for some reasons but i TRIED.. ..does that really what friendship means?is that all about keeping in touch?i don't think so..of course communication is important but what matters is you treasure every friends in your heart though your apart..
12 responses
@technoobs (408)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
Friendship means everything about persons that are close to you to what you share and know. That they tend to share the best of life that cannot be exchanged to anything. They are those who have no other intentions of you in regards to being a true friend.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
Friendship means relationship with other person,not the intimate one. You like each other, understand each other,and help each other through thick and thin. That is what friendship means to me.
@Lizann (81)
• United States
7 Jun 09
i would have to say a friend is someone who looks out for you. they do not have any self-interested motives behind their love and care. they want the best for you. they do not sacrifice their personal well being for you nor do they ask you to do the same. i had a friend who i shared my life and self with. i found out she was not a friend at all. she let jealousy over take her and ruin our friendship. i think jealousy is one of the ugliest traits i have encountered in my life.
@jeiay41 (675)
• United States
24 May 09
Friendship have different meaning towards different people. For me, its been an issue since i was a child. I've been to different people with different personality but no one really stick with me in the present time. But having friends is a way of reliving those bad aura of yours. They act as your shock absorber and make you feel glad when you feel sad. Comfort you in those sad moment time. Its not worthy to have friends with bad attitude and habits on there life as they said "Tell who your friends are and I tell you who you are"
• India
24 May 09
I can understand how down you might be feeling at the moment especially because you have been brushed aside by a person whose friendship you cherish a lot.. But that's the harsh reality of life we need to face, no matter what.. People walk in and out of our lives and circumstances decide who gets to stay and who doesn't.. Both of you have different destinies worked out, with different goals to achieve. So its less likely that people get to be in constant touch.. Nevertheless, if both of you mutually don't want to lose each other throughtout life, then you can always remain the best of friends even if separated by a thousand miles.. Rightly said, its all in the heart...
@Bearballew (1149)
• United States
24 May 09
Great discussion! My definition of Friend is someone that I CHOOSE to be in relationship with beyond acquaintance. Friend means I see something different in you that I either identify, admire or desire to be around and have in my life. Friend is a small circle of those allowed to see my house dirty! BearBallew
@srsade (26)
23 May 09
friendship is not only keeping in touch..It is basically understanding eachother..and expressing..if u r not expressing what u feel...how will the other person understand....communicate with her how u feel...communication is the best medicene to sustain relationships..
• United States
23 May 09
Hello, I will have to say friendship, means to me that another human understands me and gives me space whn I need it, and supports me by being there when I need them, no matter what the situation my be, for exsample if I'm low on gas and can't get to a ATM right away etc and my friend is right their she will offer instead of watching me suffer the whole time, knowing that she has the means to help me out, there are many other things that describes what friendship mean, but the definitions that I typed above are the most meaningful to me. Happy My Lotting!
• United States
23 May 09
To me, being a friend means being there for someone else, not matter what. It means having someone to talk to, about anything. It means providing assistance in any way in order to help your friend. It means listening and understanding and providing honest feedback. It means truly caring about your friend. It means providing companionship, even if it is over the phone or the internet. It is having true intentions and putting your friends interests over your own.
• Malaysia
23 May 09
friendship do mean a lot to me..for me friendship is one of the important thing in my life..i like to play with my friends..sometimes..even fooling around also make me happy..i like them so much..
@billzehua (573)
• China
23 May 09
This is quite an old old topic to discuss, but not a cliches, coz we are living with friendship everyday.whether someone is a good friend to u, i think you can just tell by listening to your heart.not by strong and strong or dazzling claimation, but by heart. when u are down, who are you thinking of turning to, when u are up, who aer you gonna tell to. Someone has been close to you, but they seems to be just a passer-by in the course of yourlife, while others, doomed to be a lifelong role in your life story. Time may brush the angle of friendship, but if it is doomed to be the real one, your heart will remind you when to polish it.
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
23 May 09
hello maricris06!Friendship means a lot of things to me. Friendship means being there for someone through thick and thin. You don't have to call her everyday to check on her but a simple sms would do it and she'll feel warm and fuzzy when you do that. A simple gift on her birthday or a surprise whenever you think she needs it or just a heart-to-heart talk whenever you're in need of a talk. Food makes us talk so have a gathering of food or just dinner/coffee,girls like it that way. I'm not sure about what guys mean by friendship but they're RAW hehe so I guess anything could do it for them :)