A friend is a "Diamond" , a brother is "GOLD"

Australia
June 18, 2011 9:17am CST
Hello fellow Mylotters, Today i was reading a story in a newspaper in which a philosopher said that a friend is like a Diamond and a brother is like a Gold, then some one asks him why are comparing a friend with a more valuable thing diamond and a brother with a less valuable thing Gold, Every one has a lot of friends but one or two brothers so how come you refer a friend as a diamond and a brother as a gold, To which he replies that fights and misunderstanding between brothers dont last long they are for a short period of time and relations keep on changing between them so I referred a brother as gold as gold can be given shape and it can take shape as the relations between brothers, while if there are fights or misunderstandings between friends they cant be friends anymore and if they are friends they cant be at the same level of friendship at which they were before, So i referred to friends as Diamond as diamond once broken can not reshape and cant not be given a new shape once a diamond broken it is broken, like a relationship between friends once it is broken its broken you cant get them back.
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@amitgune (877)
• India
19 Jun 11
That is an interesting viewpoint. But the opposite can also said to be true. Diamonds are rare and you probably get very few in a lifetime whereas friends can be made anytime.
• Australia
28 Jun 11
You are also right it could be like the way you said you Diamonds are rare and so are your siblings rare and you do not have a lot in your life time but I am comparing the relationship between you and you siblings and friends. I am not comparing them with anything here.
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@kingparker (9698)
• United States
18 Jun 11
That is a nice comparison, and I couldn't agree more with your statement above. I like that, and it is a truth in life. We all have disagreement from time to time, and the relationship between you and your brothers are different from you and your friends.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
28 Jun 11
Hi alamsher! I have a brother, a sister and many friends, some of whom are close friends. They are even closer than my brother. Based on my relationship with my brother, which is not a particularly happy one, I have to agree with your comparison. I can count my close friends on one hand and they are indeed like diamonds. They deserve care and attention and are priceless. Comparing my brother to gold also fits because, just like gold loses its value, so does the relationship that I have with my brother sadly. It goes up and down and is now at the point where it has become old gold and lost its shine. A diamond sparkles and indeed when I am sharing thoughts and moments with my friends, my eyes sparkle too just like they do when I think back to the things we have done together. The photos that we share say it all!
• Australia
28 Jun 11
Relationship with your siblings does has many up and downs, but they will will not be in angry for you forever. That is why it is like gold because it can be reshapen just like the relationships with your siblings. Good friends are a priceless, and really hard to find these days.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
29 Jun 11
It's not a case o being angry. Rather a case of lack of care such as there should be among siblings. If the gold keeps slipping when you are trying to reshapen it, then you get tired eventually and prefer to just levae it at that. Three decades is a long time of trying with no results. I don't think that you 'find' good friends. They appear on your path and it is up to you to hold on to them and nuture the friendship so that it flourishes forever.
@allknowing (70625)
• India
28 Jun 11
Every relationship stands the risk of breaking but it can be mended and sometimes such breaks bring one closer and ofcourse this depends on how much one misses the other. A relationship that never has misunderstandings becomes stale in my opinion. I therefore cannot categorically agree with what you have said in your topic. A brother could also be a friend!