Who can you call a best friend

July 26, 2012 7:33am CST
There are many who claims or called themselve friends, but when you check through they are not real friends, so how can you know a best or good friend?
8 responses
@nyssa102 (750)
• United States
27 Jul 12
I consider that best friends in your life are people who you can count on. When you are not popular, or if you have nothing to give or gain by them being connected with you, then those are the people to know. I would even consider someone a 'best friend' if I had not yet met them face to face, but they were there for me for something. It is like a badge of personal honor, to be there for somebody. I am like that, I like to be there for people. I think it's an important distinction, because there are so many 'fake' people that you meet in your life. One of the things I learned, quite by accident, was that those people who are there for you when times are bad are the genuine. I've learned that one of the benefits of going through tough times is that you can see people for who they are. When you are all sparkly and shiny, everyone wishes to know you. However, when you have little to give, and they are still there, then that is an amazing best friend to me. I hold them in the utmost highest regard. Then, I learn from them, and continue to pass on what they taught me. A best friend can teach you to be amazing, loyal and kind, and you take that knowledge and show it to the world. I call it a kind of 'show and tell' type of thing. People show me their kindness and goodness, and I 'show the world' what I have learned from them. I'm a culmination of all the good people I've met. So yes, I would even consider an internet chat buddy a best friend if we shared such things.
@nyssa102 (750)
• United States
27 Jul 12
I consider that best friends in your life are people who you can count on. When you are not popular, or if you have nothing to give or gain by them being connected with you, then those are the people to know. I would even consider someone a 'best friend' if I had not yet met them face to face, but they were there for me for something. It is like a badge of personal honor, to be there for somebody. I am like that, I like to be there for people. I think it's an important distinction, because there are so many 'fake' people that you meet in your life. One of the things I learned, quite by accident, was that those people who are there for you when times are bad are the genuine. I've learned that one of the benefits of going through tough times is that you can see people for who they are. When you are all sparkly and shiny, everyone wishes to know you. However, when you have little to give, and they are still there, then that is an amazing best friend to me. I hold them in the utmost highest regard. Then, I learn from them, and continue to pass on what they taught me. A best friend can teach you to be amazing, loyal and kind, and you take that knowledge and show it to the world. I call it a kind of 'show and tell' type of thing. People show me their kindness and goodness, and I 'show the world' what I have learned from them. I'm a culmination of all the good people I've met. So yes, I would even consider an internet chat buddy a best friend if we shared such things.
• India
27 Jul 12
I do not have "best friends". Rather I do not feel like giving my friends a name like this. I feel I am not doing justice to my other friends if I tag one of my friend as my all time best friend. You are helped by each of your friend at some point of time in your life. There are few very special moments you spend with them. How can you choose a single person? Do you feel it would be fair on others?
27 Jul 12
You can select who's your best or great friend , by watching their actions. If they gossip about the next person they will about you. First you tell them something thats outrageous and so not true but only tell them. Then see if it ever comes back up and if it doesn't she/he is a great friend. Second mess your hair up and but on something Hideous and ask them how do you look in front of your parents. If they say you look rough please go change you know they're a true friend. Then tell them something true , but something you don't care about and if you don't hear it that's wonderful. if they're the best they know everything about you , know what your about to say , know your type , and love you for you.
@mikyung (2236)
• Philippines
26 Jul 12
Friends in the real sense of the word means people around us that help us to be the best, they are honest, they can tell to our face what are our good and bad points. They will not let us down. That is a real or good friend. A best friend is what you label those friends that you cannot live without and they belong to your good or real friends. Good luck. Thanks
• India
26 Jul 12
Now a days making friends is indeed a simple thing. But making a true friendship is too tough. A true friend will be there with us even though we are in trouble. A friend will be there with us for the enjoyment but not when we need a help from others. I am so proud to say that I have so many true friends .
• Philippines
26 Jul 12
The Bible book of Proverb 17:17 defines true friend, it says " a TRUE FRIEND is loving all the time, and is a brother or a sister that is born for when there is a distress".So a true friend can help us through challenges and can even encourage us to be a better person.He or she is trustworthy,and have self-sacrificing spirit.So for us to build a good friendship,both sides need to have a common value,each one should share in a spiritual,moral and ethical convictions.^___^
• Philippines
26 Jul 12
I know that the person to whom I call best friend is a real best friend, coz it's so hard to earn trust, so if I had proven that the person is a trust worthy person, then that's the time I call her best friend. Best friend should only be one, but sometimes, there are times that you have to have separate ways, so that's the time you meet new people and friends and create a best friend relationship. My criteria in considering this person as my bestfriend is that, the first time that I revealed one of my deepest secret, she would really keep it in spite of some misunderstanding that you encounter between you; when you are with your bestfriend you can be true to your self, you can show all the bad and god side of yours without any prejudgement from her; when you have a problem (really hard problem) she is there to listen to you, when I text her that I had a problem, she would respond and ask why and what happened, she would listen to me until I would feel okay. There are still a lot to say about a best true friend. But I think this are just the few but important things that a Best Friend should be.