Why do we really need a friend?

@wiwa05 (230)
Philippines
September 18, 2010 12:10pm CST
What's friend for you? Whay is really important to have a friend/friends? Is it because you 'want' them or you 'need' them? Why (really)?
11 responses
@GemmaR (8526)
19 Sep 10
It's important to have friends because we need to know that there will always be someone there for us if we might need them for anything. It's important to have someone who will listen to you when you have something to say, or someone who will help you when you're in need. If we don't have anyone, we will become lonely very quickly, and will therefore be unhappy with our lives and we will not be able to function well enough to get the best from ourselves.
@wiwa05 (230)
• Philippines
20 Sep 10
Yes because friends are the one who could gives additional meaning in our lives. good day! ^_^
@thebest1 (658)
• Romania
19 Sep 10
Hello,wiwa! I think friendship is a complicate...sometimes we all need friends to help us or just to tell us few words,when we're in trouble. I have more friends,we help each other,we meet all usually on Saturday evening,joke,laugh,and talk about everything! Have a nice day!
@wiwa05 (230)
• Philippines
19 Sep 10
Good for you! ^_^ REAL friends are rarely found nowadays... But just be very careful in trusting too much to any coz it really hurts when a 'trust' is broken. Have a meaningful day to you as well! ^_^
@airasheila (5459)
• Philippines
18 Sep 10
Good day to you Wiwa05, With respect to your main topic, as the saying goes "No Man is an Island". Which means, nobody can live alone. For this reason, we do really need a friend. There are a lot of reason why we need a friend. To name a few reason, they are the people whom we can be with aside from the family that God gives us. Friends are also a gift from God, which He made as our companion in our community. In addition, friends are the people who helps us to understand some situation that arise inside our family life. Like, if there are some family problem that bothers us, the friends that God gave us will somehow be our second family to lean on to have some advises. With the above, still, there are a lot of reason why people really needs a friend. Everyone has its own reason to tell. Nonetheless, people do need people. As nobody can live all alone. Everyone needs at least a single companion.
@wiwa05 (230)
• Philippines
20 Sep 10
I agree with you as well... In fact, I even have lots of friends coz I'm a friendly person, but I could only count those who are 'real' to me. thanks for the message! ^_^
@petersum (4526)
• United States
18 Sep 10
Good question. Many people do very well without having any friends. But they are called loners, odd-balls and other such names because society expects you to have friends. Reality is that most friends aren't really your friends at all, they have an ulterior motive for befriending you. When you have a true friend, you will surely know it.
@wiwa05 (230)
• Philippines
19 Sep 10
Yeah your right, but still we should be very careful nowadays in trusting a friend coz we might end up falling because of a friend whom you've trusted the most. Good day! ^_^
• United States
18 Sep 10
I dont need friends at all. The same friends you love dear to your heart can cut you like a knife. I don't mind having one or two but need is not a factor for me. I am good being with just my family who I be bothered with.
@wiwa05 (230)
• Philippines
19 Sep 10
No offense but we all do need a friend.. It might not be another person but it could also be a part of your family. Your family is also considered as your friend. Feel free to be with them even if your bothered sometimes coz they are the ones who could be there and stand beside in you in times of your difficulties. ^_^ You also have a point, that friends untrusted can really cut you lika a knife especially when you already considered her/him as your second family.
@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
27 Sep 10
I have lots of friends because I like them and they like me and we all love God very much. I need my friends and they need me. God can be our best friend and he wants us to be friends with all his friends and He has a lot of friends.
@ronharold (555)
• Philippines
19 Sep 10
As iron sharpens an iron, a friend sharpens a friend. If you want to improve in life, you need others to help you. Also, it is better to have a near by friend than a long distance relative. When in need, real friends can help.
• Philippines
19 Sep 10
What is a friend? A question that is not easy to answer.. Most friends are only there when they see you in a situation that you are okey..but when circumstances are really worse you will see that only one person is left and that person would be so called friend.
• India
18 Sep 10
my suggestion whoever may be? wherever may be?? we ar all some frnd's heart....tear doesnot come when u miss a frnd,it comes only when u really dont want 2 miss a frnd tats frndship.... no one in the world without frndship!!!!! wecan live without others but we cant without our frnds
• Canada
18 Sep 10
A good friend, to me, is someone who shares experiences with you, always makes time for you not always when you need them most but eventually, has a positive influence on you, always cares about what going on in your life, always listens even if they don't agree, excepts what they cannot change about you, loyal, honest with you even when you don't want to hear it, can also receive advice (doesn't have to go by it just willing to hear it), is always there for you (maybe doesn't always know what to say but is still there) and doesn't lie to you. I expect to offer these same conditions to my good friend. A friend, to me, is simply someone who has a positive influence on you, someone you can trust, someone you have something in common with, someone you have fun with, and someone who is honest. I also expect to offer the same to my friend. I also have many acquaintances that I really don't regard as friends.
• Philippines
18 Sep 10
I need friends because I need somebody to talk to about what's going on with my life. I mean there are some things that I just can't tell to my family or my boyfriend and that's when a friend comes in. A friend is someone who you can laugh with, cry with, and someone you can trust. In fact human beings are social creatures that they have this need to belong and feel like they can connect with someone, and that's where a friend comes in.