Which one do you prefer, old friends who know you secrets or new friends?

China
October 19, 2010 4:53am CST
Everyday people make friends. They do that whenever they walk down the streets or visit a park. They are more willing to share secrets with strangers they met only a couple of hours ago. When they have to face decent friends, words failed them. But when they are hit by loneliness, they tend to turn to old friends, cuz the problems may come from an old trouble or their mood. Strangers don't know that, of course. And it is more easier to find a conversation with old friends. People always hide from others who know their secrets. They are safer with strangers, so that they can be themselves. So, which one do you prefer?
6 responses
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
20 Oct 10
Hi BeingSavannah! Old friends were once new friends. So new friends can just be as good as old friends. They are both friends as long as they remain as one and can be counted for as friends. Likewise having friends should also mean that we have to be one in the first place. And that means being a friend to others.
• China
23 Oct 10
Yeah, a friend in need is a friend indeed. You offer your heart, then you will get reward in return.
@Sheeny (173)
• Philippines
19 Oct 10
i prefer to share my secrets with my old friends rather than to my new friends, personally because i believe i knew them longer.
• China
23 Oct 10
The older friend knows us better.
• Philippines
19 Oct 10
i love to have lots of friends cos they make my life worth living. friends is one source of my happiness. my life will be dull without them. i wont mind having new friends but when it comes to secrets abt me i prefer to tell it to my old friends cos we already know each other better and i know that my secrets are safe with them. i can trust them with almost anything ...to gain my trust , u shud earn it first... like prove to me that u can be a friend no matter what...
• China
19 Oct 10
Well, first of all, thanks for responding. Like you mentioned, trust often comes first. We cannot survive without trust. It is hardly to gain and give trust. This costs more than just time and care. Trust is earned. You can't just magically take everything a stranger said. But it also pays to trust.
19 Oct 10
I naturally prefer old friends that are still friends, because if these people know you , your secrets and even your character, and yet call you a friend then they are the people to stick with. you never can tell what the strangers really are and they can't give you good advice or help because they hardly know you. you are real with old pals but try to impress new friends. old friends become family and its better for me that way.
• China
19 Oct 10
Yeah, I actually support your idea. If I am in trouble, I will go talk to my BBF. Because she knows me better than anyone. And she is at my age. She is able to offer me better ideas than the one from my mum.
• United States
22 Oct 10
Well it would have to be what situation of what I wanted to let others know. I have been hurt when I shared some of my very personal thoughts and feelings from very close friends. So for me it isn't hard to talk to a stranger about somethings because of one simple fact, there isn't judgment of who I am. Reason for this is because they don't know me. I can walk away and not worry if they judge me later, I won't hear it, it won't be thrown in my face, things like that. Just depends.
@mareeh (266)
• Philippines
19 Oct 10
I prefer my old friends cause if we're still friends now then it must mean that we have a good relationship with each other. And by that, it also means we trust each other. I think old friends also know you well and they know also how to comfort you in your troubled situations.