Do we need friends?

Malaysia
April 17, 2012 9:57am CST
I always wonder, do we need friends? for me i don't think i friends. everyone now seems to be individualistic.
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9 responses
@meozard22 (872)
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
As for me, people needs friends. Being individualistic has nothing to do with having friends. You don't have friends to use them, or them to use you. You don't have to relay your life to your friends but you can make them as your inspiration. Having friends makes people happy. How can you be happy with just yourself without someone who loves you? Without friends and family? Even your family can be your friends
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
19 Apr 12
Man is not an island. We all need friends, but I won ld not want to try to be your friend.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
i think of course, that is true. =) we do need friends we need to be with one or two a couple of times a day as they make up our life and add meaning to it and fun to it right?
@amy77824 (147)
17 Apr 12
if you wonder that. think about all the things you did with your friends and see if you could do all those things by yourself to the same extent. Also all those happy memories, most of them wil have been with your friends. friends are important they help us see who we really are inside and make us feel good about ourselves
@pelobux (51)
17 Apr 12
We need friends to share your opinions and thoughts with, thats what human are meant to do, so i disagree. We need friends.
• Indonesia
17 Apr 12
I still need friends and before I judge other people as a bad friend I would ask myself have I been a good friend for other people. As a human I need to socialize with other people, and as the member above has replied that we cannot live without other person. We know life is never flat that sometime we meet the wrong person that treat us badly but it doesnt mean everyone the same, look at your finger are all fingers the same? Well, it is the same as people not everyone are the same. I think everyone are naturally selfish and individualistic but some people knows how to control their attitude. Dont just judge other people but take alook at ourself. What do you think if other people say the same thing to you that they dont need you as friend because you are individualistic? Nobody is perfect and so we are. When we meet a bad friend there is a lesson to learn that we should never do what the bad friend did to us, there is always be a reason for everything or every situation. it is depend on us how do we take the lesson, whether we take it or not.
@berting600 (3458)
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
As the saying says,"No man is an island",that we do need someone to do things we can not do.What do I mean with this it is very simple if you are sick,can you cook your own meal or buy your own medicines and can you help yourself be self reliant without any friends around to take good care of you.Yes many people now likes to be by themselves only yet it is just a short time to be yourself because if you think you can stand by your own feet then do it but when you are in need of someone do not tell me you need your friends to help you.
• Puerto Rico
17 Apr 12
People are individualistic in a sense but we humans are social animals and need others for support. Loneliness can easily lead to depression. I have many friends in real life and I am happy to have found them. They are always there when I need a shoulder and feel happy when I am happy. Friends are the family that you choose and the love that you receive from them is equally important. I always take care of my friends and they always take care of me when things are not going my way just like real family. So I would say yes, friends are important.
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
I have to disagree though. We need friends, or maybe just one friend. We humans are built to socialize and connect with other people. There maybe times wherein we can say that we can live and survive being alone, but human instinct will tell us that we need someone else in our life.