what is true friendship and does it really exists

@calpro (933)
India
November 15, 2010 12:49am CST
Hi, In my opinion true "friend'ship'" is something which does not sink just because of money and ego.I just can't see any true friendship from any of my so called friends. When I have money name and fame I had many friends who keep visiting my office calling me on almost every day wishing me on my birthday,wedding anniversary and my company anniversary etc.Enjoying all kinds of helps from me etc. When my business wrecked and I am in deep financial crisis slowly everybody disappeared. Today hardly anybody calls me and if I call them over telephone they will not have time to answer me.True friendship does it really exists ? Please share your opinions.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
15 Nov 10
Hi Calpro. I think a true friendship is when no matter what you are going through they are there. When we are happy we find all kinds of people that really like us, but it isn't that they like us they like what we have,or what we can offer them! I don't think there are many people that can really be a true friend anymore. So many people we thought were our friends as time went by they showed an evil side so we decided that these are not the kinds of people we want to hang out with. It is harder and harder in this evil world to trust too many people in our daily lives. We too have been looking for special people to have as friends but to no avail . So we just plain decided to hang out at our home and improve our lives in Gods word. We are a lot happier and our lives are a 100 percent better since we have found the true word of The LORD. Good luck on finding a true friend.
@calpro (933)
• India
15 Nov 10
Hi free man, What you said is true,I stopped looking out and hanging out with friends.As you rightly said It is god who is on my side in my downtime.Thanks for sharing your opinion,It counts a lot to me.God is my true friend,at times we feel he too is ignoring us,but after few days again we realize he is our true friend. Thank you for opinion, Good luck.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
15 Nov 10
Hi Calpro, We tried to be friends with the people around here but it landed up being so bad that it made us fight. Then when we started listening to our teacher of Gods word we learned God don't want us to have that kind of people in our lives. Better to be without those kinds of people that don't believe in God. Your always welcome.
@free_man (7337)
• United States
1 Dec 10
Hi Calpro, Thank you for the br. I don't believe that God ignores us at any time. I believe that when it seems like God isn't listening to us or things seems to not be going the way we want them to, is when God is telling us HE wants us to wait for a better time in our lives. Maybe there is a reason for HIM to seem like HE isn't listening to us. Maybe what we are asking for will harm us in some way or another or maybe HE wants us to show HIM that we will always do to HIS will and not our free will. Or maybe HE is trying to test us to see how strong we will be when the going gets a little rough! Hope you have a great day my friend!
@cicisnana (775)
• United States
17 Nov 10
I have lots of different friendships, but they are just that, friendships, I believe the best relationships are those of families.
@calpro (933)
• India
17 Nov 10
Hi, Hopefully yes. But I could not find them in family too,Honestly.
@arkafle (93)
• United States
16 Nov 10
True friend is very hard to find I guess. But true friendship actually exists. I had really helpful friends at my school. Despite of my disabilities, I never thought I was different and they gave me every kinds of help. My college was in kind of rural place with bad accessibility. But in college things were different, it was the just opposite. No one ever talked to me.
@calpro (933)
• India
16 Nov 10
Wish you find a true friend here too. Be happy calpro
@bunnybon7 (39342)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Nov 10
i sometimes wonder that myself. except here online where friends help each other by responding online, in real life, now that i only live on fixed income,i have no friends unless i can do something for them.
@calpro (933)
• India
16 Nov 10
Hi Bunnybon, Right, people here are helpful,but in real life not so. Thank you for sharing your opinion. wishing you meet your true friend who stands by your side. Regards Calpro
@froxen (6)
• Maldives
15 Nov 10
i think true friendship means a guy who will stick with u in times of need though he might not wish u on ur b day or anniversary. that's the type of ppl whom i consider as true friends
@calpro (933)
• India
15 Nov 10
hi That is what I meant when I am financially well they all are with me and not interested in answering my phone when I am down,wishing on Birthday is just an example.Do you have any true friends who stand by your side in your difficulties. Thank you for your response.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
14 Dec 10
To me true friendship means 'a friend in need is a friend indeed'. I think it was rare in the past, is rare in the present and will also be rare in the future.
@krieyszel (330)
• Philippines
5 Dec 10
hi so called "friends" or "peer" is very different in true friend. Friends are there especially during ups.Enjoyment, having fun and etc. But, true friend is there during your downs. The one your could run when you have a problem and help you as they could.Your crying shoulder ,the one who will not irritate listening to your problems. Calpro true friend really exist but sometimes it hard to find it. There are people when they knew that you are financially stable , they just make friends of you and just after of what they could benefits.
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Yes it does truly exist. In my life, it really exist.. I got true friends who never left me,.may it be in times of wealth or times when i'm penniless..they're always there for me..true friendship is a special bond between people that doesn't look at your material possessions and true friends always stay with you through good and bad times. I'm so thankful I have wonderful and true friends. We even treat each other as biological sisters. And we swear that until the next life we will never leave each others side no matter what happens. and that if someone is in problem or will be in lower status we will always help her.