True friendship, does it still exist in this world?

India
June 13, 2009 4:42am CST
I gues human relations are gradually narrowing . Friendship is something I have heard of many times. I have so many friends to count, but to name somebody a friend, because he or she has given me monetary help, or facilitated me with something else, don't you think it better as a give and take relation. So what actually a tru friendship mean? Is it a selfless relatio or something non-existent? I have lot of wonderful classmates, couligues, neighbours. They all help me a lot, and its from both side. Even family members do a lot of things for each other, So are they friends? or friendship is something beyond this helping too? Please justify your answer.. Thanks
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@healer (1784)
• India
13 Jun 09
I have many friends but there are few which i would give my life for them and i know they too have the same feeling for me as i do. There is something between two friends which we cannot see but we feel for each other. We share all the things that we know should not be shared and they too does the same, trust is something we strongly believe between friends. So, true friends have the ability to destroy us but we have the trust that they won't.
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
26 Feb 12
I also think true friends do exit, but it is rare and it can be one in 10 or one in 100 that can be good friends or best friends that we have.
@check23 (448)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
Yes it does still exist. You can say if they are real friends if you can really count on them, understands you, help you anytime you need help even when you're down, comfort you when you need one, cares about you, trust you, doesn't lead you to anything bad, tell you the truth even when it hurts, and more. And the only one who can say if someone is a true friend, is also it's true friend. =D
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@hryleo (12)
• China
13 Jun 09
This is also one of the questions that i ask myself.I believe the true friendship is still exist in this world,but it need time to establish. A true friendship will never come if you do nothing but just waiting,the emotion is interaction among the poeples. When you give your empressement,people will return too,it is the most importent thing for the beginning of a true relationship,and the time will tell you the result.One thing i want to say is that,no paies no gains,if you want to own a true friendship,a lot of effect is still needed. To be honest,i should say not all the effect will get equalling return,but we still should try!I believe you will get the true friends you want,please never give up the hope.
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@pickoy (735)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
I rarely ask a friend to help me in terms of monetary issues coz I really don't want money to get in the way of our friendship. Although its too easy for me to lend money to someone when they need it. True friendships do exist. I have a couple of friends that I really love. We go out often and just talk. I believe they are the people who you can be with without pretensions or fear of being judged. What they say will never harm and most only for your own good. Friends who'd been with you through thick and thin specially during the lowest point on your life. They are the ones who will love you no matter how crazy you are. They will support you and encourage you to see your greatest strengths and be with you when you fall at your weakest moments. The moment you really care about a person, you've just found a friend and you'll be lucky if this "care" is reciprocated. If you're a person who's innate lovable, you'll never find a hard time finding people who will want to be friends with you, who will love you for who you are, unconditionally.
• China
13 Jun 09
There is aways a time when we feel like being alone.Maybe you are in this situation nowadays. As for me ,I have many friends treating me sincerely,in the meanwhile,who maybe are my family members or neighbours. Everyone plays various roles in his life.How can we command one to be one state only?For example,I have an elder sister.We are sisters while we treat each other as a close friend ,worth sharing scerets and sorrows. Besides,good luck to you.I firmly believe you will have your owe thoughts of the true friengship.
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• India
13 Jun 09
hi gunjanpri ture friendship.....in todays world true friendship is very rare to find......if you find one true friend then you should consider yourself very lucky.......for me a true friendship is friendship without any expectation.....a pure selfless friendship......a friendship where you can express your self i front of your friend he /she will understand you.......there will be many friends who will say yhat they are your best and true friend but true friend will never say this.....instead he will act from his action he will show whether he is a true friend or not........this was my opinion......
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@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
For me, friendship is not only measured by financial or monetary aspect. There is more to it than giving. I have friends before that I thought were friends but were only good in front but they stab me in the back. I now realized that a true friend is someone who does not ask what can I do but is doing it already. I have realized that a true friend is someone who is there for your no matter what. May it be rough times or happy times. I know that its hard to find someone like that nowadays. But I have some few of them around me.
@ramyia (8)
• India
14 Jun 09
yes people are not much true in there relations. But all are not the same ,we get get true relations too. don't mistake everyone, we our ourselves makes all the relations.Trust is all we need, we have to make friends who are worthy and keeps the relation for long time.
@1rickyme (146)
• India
18 Jun 09
ya that's true trust makes it all so when u trust some one do realize y you trust.....
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
Ye, true friendship still exist. You just have to find the right person to befriend that is. A lot of people have been friends for years and they have shared the ups and downs of life together. It doesn't matter where you are and what your personal circumstances are, you can find someone who will like you for who you are.
@ajithlal (14564)
• India
14 Jun 09
I do think true friendship do exist, but very little. Some people are really true and faithful in their friendship, but some guys are selfish and looks for things they could benefit from the friendship. I think it is always great to get good friends.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
True friendship is really hard to find. Youd be lucky to have someone..somone that really backs you up and vice versa. Although i do have one i can consider who's really there for me along the way and i can say im lucky. someone i can run to, shoulder to cry on, fight for me, even for just a cup of coffee,,,a friend that sticks around goes a long way. and indeed so hard to find. so its best to cherish those kinds of friends.
@DrRac0 (126)
• United States
13 Jun 09
yes, true friendship still exists sadly, not for everyone but sometimes u stay out of contact for a long time and then ur like, who's that person, forget him/her, oh well, we moved on
• Pakistan
13 Jun 09
To answer this question, we need to do some soul-searching. We need self-analysis and self-intropection. If we are true to others, we can expect everyone true and loyal to us. It is said that if you want a friend, be a friend. True friendship does exist. Materialism will never be able to eclipse or cloud it. What we need to get true friends is to be a true and sincere friend.
• United States
13 Jun 09
My best friend of forever and I are still friends. We arent as good as friends as we used to be, though. Other than that, I dont even keep in touch with any of my other old friends. I dont have many to begin with, I dont like fake people, and I'm a really honest person so its hard for me to make friends.
• India
13 Jun 09
Of course. Why not??? And u know friend in need is a friend indeed. right? So, being a true friend can u help me with some bucks???? HaHa...Now a days dat is friendship.
@ayis12 (544)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
I cant deny the fact that weve lost many friends along the way. We got our own lifes. And they got own. Been busy doing our own things. And we met someone new. But still true friends will stay til the end but we need to work on it. You know, take care of what you guys have..just maintain it..^_^