Old friends are better than new friends..

Philippines
November 19, 2009 1:09am CST
I read in the bible that says "do not discard an old friend for the new one cannot equal him,, a new friend is like a new wine which you drink with pleasure only when it has aged." What do you think??
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• India
19 Nov 09
Hi, yes , old freinds are better than new ones. At time of my school days, we had very good friend group. some of we were together in graduate school and college. Now we all old friends are in different cities and meets once a year. Now i have so many friends in my office, but they are just friends not "dear ones". Whenever i have some financial need, just one phone call to old friend cicle is enough. But same is not true with office friends. Not only financial any other help or anything good bad news i always share with my "dear ones"
@Godmother (476)
• Indonesia
19 Nov 09
My old friends are the ones I knew from high school. They have known me for so long, lost contact, and came back again. They are tested through time. And they are sincere, because when we were young we just wanted to be good friends because we liked one another and the chemicals just matches well. My new friends are work or business related and at one time I tested them and they were not sincere. Lets say they want to be my friend because of who I am now, because of my position in my company, of the networks I have..etc.
• Philippines
19 Nov 09
it actually depends on the kind of friends you have. friends, whether old or new, will only matter of they are true to you.(wow! what a rhyme!) but seriously, some new friends are for keeps too, though they don't really measure up to the old ones. friends you know of, especially those you know from the past, are always great to keep. but old or new, friends will be friends, and they're one of God's greatest gifts in this lifetime.
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• China
19 Nov 09
Friends must have the same view and belief,old or new,it's not a necessary factor judge a better friend.Maybe new friend have a great variety of new problems for us to face.honest or not,a long and solid relationship depends on lots of factors.that the reason,old friend is better.
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• China
19 Nov 09
In my opinion ,we should maintain the relationship with our old friends ,but meanwhil ,explore the new friends ,as the saying goes , friends more and more better ,of course ,friends i mean here is worth trusted to you .
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@thuynhu (663)
• United States
19 Nov 09
This saying actually sounds pretty good to me. I have some really close friends. And my older ones will always be there from the beginning to the end. The friends I really talk to more often then anything are my old friends. I talk to the new ones every now and then but it's nothing compared to talking with my old ones, who know me so well and can understand me through the simple listening of my voice.
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• United States
29 Nov 09
The thing about old friends is that they've probably seen you in a lot of different situations and have remained your friends. One hopes new friends will be as loyal, but that's something only time will tell.
@MJ_Dakota (126)
• United States
21 Nov 09
This question reminds me of a song we use to sing in Girl Scouts. "Make new friends, but keep the old - One is silver and the other is gold." Something else to think about, a new friend now may be an old friend later. I also think today is it harder to find friends, because it seems everyone comes with strings attached. "I'll be your friend if you..."(fill in the blank) A friend, old or new does not come with "conditions of friendship". This is probably why most feel older friendships are better. But, I think old and new friendships are equal, just in different ways.
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
21 Nov 09
If you are saying that childhood friends are better than the new frined you make in life then you are right but if you are saying that old age friends are not good, then it might raise a topic to debate, isn't it? Unfortunately, I don't have any good friends from my childhood!
@hsofyan (3452)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
19 Nov 09
To be sure, time has proven to be a friend for so long ...