Friends or acquaintances?

@didi13 (2915)
Romania
January 20, 2013 5:46am CST
I made friends with people. I gave everything I had more expensive and cleaner: confidence. I listened when it was too difficult and complicated, I lifted the weights are tired shoulders, I argued with sincere words, I forgave him because I care. I made friends with people. People I consider beautiful people, souls clean. People who believe that they believe in me, I will support. People who seem born for my soul. It took a moment, a second, a mistake. Suddenly gave masks down, sat in front of me as beasts lurking. I was struck when I did not expect, I was hit from behind, not knowing, but I can not defend. I made friends with people who did not understand the above, people who hid behind a angelic face to hurt me with words too serious, lies over lies. Who are we? Who is my friend? My friend is the one who supports me no matter what. My friend is one who does not judge me, try to understand. My friend is one who does not extol me, criticize me for making my good. In my life I made friends with many people and learned to differentiate between acquaintances and friends.
11 responses
@gelomon (286)
• Philippines
21 Jan 13
having a friend is a great thing to have but to have acquaintances is also great. i do have both and i can say that when you have many of them both, you can have many experiences that will make you more forward to what you are doing and you will learn many things from both. execpt you can easily go with acquaintances
@SIMPLYD (63989)
• Philippines
21 Jan 13
Friends are different from acquaintance. Friends are those people who can listen and give advise when you have a problem. They are the ones that can tell you honestly what is good and what is bad in their perception, on the way you look. But acquaintance are people who merely know you because they have to be in contact with you because of some line of work. Thus, you really have to choose the people you are friends with. Because if they are not your friends, then they are just your mere acquaintance.
• China
21 Jan 13
Well I think the friend of your definition is "Soul mate",so I think you are looking for your "soul mate",but as we all know,it is not easy to find a soul mate,and usually just ordinary friends.
• Philippines
21 Jan 13
It was very for you to have done and experience all of that I hope for more blessing for you to come. Sometimes even though how good you are, negative things sometimes happened. just be prepared and be ready to handle.
• Philippines
21 Jan 13
i don't have so many friends in my life i only got few friends who are true and loyal to me...whats the use of having lots of friends when they are not true..?
@edvc77 (2144)
• Philippines
21 Jan 13
Friends and acquaintances are really different. True friends can be relied in times of troubles and acquaintances are there for good times only. However, some acquaintances can be good friends too as time goes by. We should cherish our true friends. They are real wealth.
• Philippines
21 Jan 13
just for comparison: Friends are the ones who tell you what YOU NEED to hear not what YOU WANT to hear; they are the people who will insult you in your face but will accept you for who and what you are anyway; they will get along with you in good times and in bad; they will call you in the middle of the night or in your rest just to say things which aren't important but they know will make you laugh and happy; and most especially, they are the people who are not one of your relatives but treat you more than as a brother or sister. Acquaintances are just the people you know and you have met somewhere. you may know their names and they may know yours too but, you do not know their story and they do not know yours too. It is very important to have real friends. It is not the number of friends that matters, it is the real friendship and love. Hope you find them! have a good time!
• Philippines
20 Jan 13
yes a friend in need is a friend in deed which mean a true friend s very loyal and he would come s to help even during the most difficult situation where other people you think are friend stray away from you. a true friend remain and would even makes enough time to help you or alleviate any of your suffering just to feel good even sacrificing her own happiness.
• United States
20 Jan 13
I am finding some people are not my real friends. they are not here wen I really need them and it is really sad. I am in need of some help and no one who said they love me is here to let me cry on their shoulder.
@Mavic123456 (8053)
• Thailand
20 Jan 13
I have very few friends... I have lots of acquaintances. If the person is a friend I do everything to make this person happy. Actually my friends now are my sisters and my brother. I never thought that we could be so close to each another and the support such endless. My other sisters and my brother are not living with us anymore but I lived with my two other sisters. (we are 8 by the way). These two sisters of mine, we do together what ordinary friends are doing such as coffee in a coffee shop, eating in the fast food chains and watching movies. We shop together too. so all the friends are doing we also do. Acquaintances I have a lot. Sometimes my sister or co worker would just be surprised if someone will greet me in a mall or grocery or just anywhere. We need friends yes, but we also need acquaintances because they make our circle grow bigger some acquaintances can turn into friends also and some friends could just be categorized as acquaintances.
@Absinto (2212)
• Portugal
20 Jan 13
In my life i have few friends and many acquaitances. The few friends i have is enough because of what you reffered to. Sometimes in life we dont know who we can really count on so until they show that the are friend proof then they will always be a faced that passes by every once in a while