Finding a true friend

January 3, 2011 11:39am CST
Is having a true friend really a necessity in life? And how would you know that you already met the real one? How would you even know it's real in the first place? Would you rather have him/her during the good times, bad times or both? And if you think you've found your true friend,, are you willing to be selfless enough to attend to his/her own needs first?
2 responses
@joystick (1680)
3 Jan 11
I think that it is pointless if you are friends with people that are not true friends that you can trust.I think that there are alot of people out there that say they are your friends and they really are the people that turn out to be the back stabbers.
• United States
4 Jan 11
That is so true, I should have touched on that in my post below, not only should you be willing to go the extra mile for your close friends, you have to have a level of trust as well, just like any relationship, friendship, marriage, etc if you dont trust the people involved your doomed to failure.
• United States
4 Jan 11
Personally I feel that finding true friends is something that is important to a healthy happy life, there are tons of people out there that will claim to be your friend however as it turns out in the end they are not really your friends. How do you tell you have a real friend? Well this isnt a question that can easily be answered, theres a ton of things that in my opinion differentiate between a fair weather friend and a true friend, first and foremost a true friend will be at your side no matter what, through the good and the bad, for better or worse. You should have their back as much as they have yours. They will also be there to protect you and stand up for you when your down or when your back is turned. And to answer your last question, yes, I'm always willing to give my all to those I feel are truly my friends, it takes me a long time to trust someone, as ive been hurt in the past, but once I consider you a friend, ill do just about anything for you including giving you the shirt off my back if your cold, and I whole heartedly expect the same from those I consider friends. If your not going to be a true friend and take care of those you care about why bother? All your doing is setting everyone involved up to be hurt later.