Friends do come and go.

@math21 (67)
Philippines
January 24, 2013 10:20pm CST
It is so nice to have many real nice friends but most friend really do come and go. Time will come that you can't stick with them any longer that you have to separate ways. Friends in high school is the very first moment you will start to appreciate a friends comfort and companion, you will find your very best friend but after graduation you will go to different university and that will make you sad. Again college years is another world that you will encounter lots of people and will surely find another circle of friends or even another best friend but still at the end you will find your job by your own and that's another world, another environment with lots of tough people. Friends really do come and go and that's life, all we have to do is to keep in touch with them, find your little time to spend with them and enjoy every moment with your friends.
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16 responses
@iva75cpb (729)
• Bulgaria
25 Jan 13
Hi there! Yes, it's true. I must admit that I have only one friend to keep in touch from high school years and she is still my best friend. Other schoolmates from these years left the country, with others we just lost contact. Most of my friends are from the University and work and I think no one should leave old friends behind. But this is how just life goes most of the time, our life paths just separate, life grabs us in different directions and we forget about each other. It is sad sometimes.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
I think you can still have the chance to retrieve the friendship you have lost. Internet is a big help nowadays. They might be searching for you too.
@iva75cpb (729)
• Bulgaria
26 Jan 13
Of course, especially Facebook and Twitter, my old schoolmates found me there, we just share some things and news. But it turned out most of them live abroad and we only talk, barely see each other on Skype for example.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Thanks to facebook, my use to find her best friend through facebook.
@Shavkat (64928)
• Philippines
25 Jan 13
Indeed my friend, even if we like them to stay with you. But things happen, they may come and go. It is only like a cycle for having friends.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
It's a cycle of life. The good thing maybe because it's a cycle friends will have their chance to be with you once again, we just don't know when.
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Every transition in life, we find a lot of people that will accompany us, help, and listen to us so that we’d become better persons and learn on such experiences. Friends may come and go, and that’s fairly normal because as we grow, we learn to know lots and lots of people who will eventually venture knowledge and insights on our daily life’s experiences. The problem though, is that not all are genuine in such friendship and some would only compromise to such friendship because of the time, the years, and the activities you shared with them. Take for example at school, you grab a lot of friends from different classes but at the end of the semester, the friends you had gathered will become lesser and lesser due to the fact that they are no longer on your scheduled classes. The solution on such is good communication and putting people through their genuine care on your relationship as friends, because you never know, they will return to you at times when you really need them.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
It only means that we have to be kind to everybody, be kind to every friends we have for they will always remember the kindness you have shown to them. Time might really come that even if you have never talk or seen each other for a very long time and you badly needed some help, chances are they will help you right away without hesitation because they know you are worthy to be help.
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
So true, this also shows a sense of appreciation and that feeling of being cared by those who is surrounding your life. as well as giving importance to them in every step of the way. Thanks for your response.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
31 Jan 13
You are very welcome, Thanks.
• Dhaka, Bangladesh
25 Jan 13
Hi, a good can stay beside you for the whole life and can guide you as a spiritual guide. But a bad friend can make your life hell by his/her bad guidance. We should try to maintain good relation with good friends and try to avoid bad/rogue friends.
@sriroshan (2586)
• India
25 Jan 13
But do you know retaining friends forever in life is depend on us also. Keep in mind there is no need to blame for others as to clap we need both hand. Same way to retain the friendship it is both the friends has to understand each other and must try to retain their friendship forever.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Keeping your friends besides you till the end always depend on the situation. Nobody can make his friend stays with them forever because even if you both want it to you can't just stick forever. Everybody has its own plan in their life and nobody needs to blame anybody because that's life. Even if both of you doesn't want to go but you have to.
• United States
26 Jan 13
I understand that feeling. When I graduated high school, my friends and I agreed to keep in touch even though we were heading to universities that were in different cities. During the first year of university, we managed to find time to meet during break when we return to the city but gradually we just stop meeting. It's sad to think about how close we used to be. Perhaps I will give them a call when I graduate and see if I can rekindle our friendship.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
It happens to everybody, at first you will really find time to see each other but it fades from time to time, it's because you are having a new friend from your new world and your old friend will do the same thing.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
25 Jan 13
they do... but not always for bad reasons at all. I left alot of friends in the usa . When i moved to mexico. I hope to see some or all of them someday. Good thing is we meet friends all the time..
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Yes friends left doesn't mean they don't like you anymore, most of them left for their own good, most friends left because they need to work to some place.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
25 Jan 13
Each time I hear people talk about friends I get aware of the fact my definition of a friend is completely different from what other people see as a friend. I would talk about: schoolmates, co-workers, neighbours, acquintances, etc. There are plenty of people I share my ideas, problems, life, etc with but still I would not call them my friend. But I do agree that friends come and go and not every friend will stay till the end of your life. Which is also no need for me. Each friend but also each other person you meet in your life will add something to yours, change you, open up your eyes, make you stronger or ...
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
At first I can't call them as my friend right away, friendship takes time just like trust, it's because you have no chance but to be with them everyday (schoolmates,co-worker, neighbors as what you said) but time will come that you will learn to like the environment with them, you will start to talk to about planning to do something with them and that will be the start I might call them as my friends. This might be most people think about having their new friends.
@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
25 Jan 13
I agree with you that friends do come and go. So when we have friends that we are close to that stick around we should appreciate them. We should also try and spend time with them when it is convenient for everyone's schedule. Yeah it is sad when everyone goes their separate ways and starts their own lives. But that is what we all usually will do as we grow older.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
We should appreciate all friends no matter where they are right now for they give so much color in our life even if they only did little things for us.
@sriroshan (2586)
• India
25 Jan 13
Our life itself is moving and as such people may come in our life, some may become our friend, who stay in our life as friend forever and other may go away for many reason. It is not they go away from our life but many time we go way from their life or we tend to or want to keep them away from our life. There are many reason why do friends stay in our life and why they move away from our life.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
I guess everything happens for a reason just like if door is closed, another door will be open.
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
25 Jan 13
Sometimes people do make life time friends and others, just have friends that come and go. That is why family is important, they are with you, no matter what.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
I miss my family but I miss my old friends so much. It doesn't mean I love my friends more, I just know that my family is always their every time.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
25 Jan 13
I have been in touch with my high school friends more than my college friends. My friends and I have very close attachment to one another coz we have been together since we were in Grade school. Well, we seldom get to see each other , most especially that some have left the country and are now living in the US, but we do have time to chat through Facebook.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Sam with you. I am more closer to my high school friends more that friends that I know after them. We where friends since kindergarten and that friendship is different, the laughter is so happy every time we see each other again. We still have the chance to see each other because we come back to our home town once a year every december.
• Indonesia
25 Jan 13
yes indeed,i have been three times move from place i live. than i always adjusting to a new place and a new environment,and of course a new friend.the important one is how to keep contact even with the old friend or with our new friend.to be separated from our friend is a real bad thing.but sometimes in a life we must to move from one place to other places.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Chances are, you might be moving once again. but the brighter side is you will be surely having so many friends. you just have to be friendly and honest every time you move to have a good memories.
• Philippines
25 Jan 13
We do not own our friends so probably they come and then go. They will be with us for a short period of time and then would leave us afterwards. They may not intend to leave us alone but they have to. The most important thing that we could learn from them is how to be happy--how to achieve happiness from simple things that we have. And the most important gift that they would give us is the memory we had when we're with them. So, let us cherish every second while they are still with us and let us value our friendship because this will be our strength. Have a good time!
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Yes indeed. All we need to do with our friends we have today is cherish the time we have with them. laugh with them as much as we can and take many pictures for a good memories. Time will come that friends we have today will have their own ways to go sooner or later that we are not be able to go with them.
• China
25 Jan 13
yes, indeed for many friends in different phase of our life have seperated with us, he or she maybe far away from you, but from the bottom of my heart, i believe true friendship will not change no matter how long time you have not met each other, whenever you miss each other and make phone call, they are still quite familar for you and you can chat like before,but this is rare in our life, so cherish the friendship, if you have the true one, call them anytime you miss them.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Thank's Olivia. True friendship doesn't end by how long you have never in to contact, time can never erase the happiness in your heart. If by chance you bump with your good friends accidentally anywhere, the happiness is still there like before, nothing has change, this situation happens to me nowadays. The laughter is always the same even if you haven't laugh with them for so long.
• India
25 Jan 13
Yes there are lot of friends which comes in your life at the different stages but its all up to you with whom you want to become a best friend because all friends doesn't come under best category. And nowadays its very easy to remain in touch with your best ones as there are lot of ways to do that. You can use internet or mobile as a medium of interaction with them. So in this way your best friends are never far from you.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Thank's a lot for the mobile and internet. That's true for this is the best way to be with them even if your in a different far places, even if we don't have the chance anymore to spend time with them we can still see them through internet.
@franne32 (695)
• Philippines
25 Jan 13
Yes, friends do come and go. Most of them are worth keeping while the others are not because they only have a vested interest in me. I would rather focus on my job and family due to that.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
All we need to do is to keep in touch with friends that put so much happiness in your life. Talk to them every time we have the chance, ask them hows life once in a while and if chances go our way we can set time to see each other again. That's is so Friends Forever.