The rich have many friends

Rich people have many friends! - Is it really true?
Philippines
February 24, 2013 9:37pm CST
Do you believe that rich people have many friends? I think showing off wealth in order to be admired is not wise. When rich or those who pretend to be rich brag their belongings what kind of friends might they attract? Their so-called friendship is rooted in self-interest, as is their flattering speech. So, what kind of friend do you like? Friends who love you for what you have or real friends who love you for who are?
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25 responses
@else22 (4319)
• India
25 Feb 13
The fact is that generally the rich have so called friends.You may say they have sychophants in disguise of friends.I wonder why these 'friends' keep their rich friend surrounded.After all the latter is not going to give his wealth to them.Do they want to create an impression that they are powerful,because they have been rubbing shoulders with rich people?Although they clim to be the friends of rich persons,but the latter treat them as flatterers.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Indeed true friend. You have shared a wonderful ideas here. Thank and I appreciate it much. Have a great day
@else22 (4319)
• India
21 Mar 13
I have experienced it myself.Thanks.
@kourdapya (926)
• Philippines
25 Feb 13
They might have many friends but that does not mean those are true friends. Maybe most people respect them for being rich but it does not mean they are happy with their lives.
• United States
25 Feb 13
Well we all run the risk of not having true friends if we are not careful. Though I agree with you upon this statement of the rich.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
I second the motion. We should be careful in choosing our friends because they might not true to us. They only hurt our feelings. Have a great day!
@julianmac (397)
• Malaysia
25 Feb 13
I rather have friends who love me for who I am instead of those who just wants to hang out with me for what I own. When the going gets tough the one that eyes only the comfort and the riches of life will eventually leave their so-called friends to struggle on their own. True friendship is hard to find nowadays but once it knocks on our door it will lasts forever. Like they say, " A friend in need is a friend indeed".
• United States
25 Feb 13
We all hope for those who love us for who we are. A friend who only uses us is no friend at all. Sometimes family even take this advantage!
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
@julianmac woderful words friend. Exactly a friend in need is a friend indeed.. I'm willing to make friends who will love me for who I am. @echoforever same here friend. We all wanted to have friends who will not take advantages from us. Thanks for sharing your ideas guys! I appreciate it much! Have a great day to both of you!
@devonavis (1857)
• Greece
20 Mar 13
Of course everyone would like to have real friends! Who don't? It is just that some doesn't want to have real friends instead just want to brag what they have.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
hmmm I agree with that friend. I also wanted to have a friend whom I can count in good and bad times not counting my wealth.
• Philippines
26 Feb 13
NOT all rich have many friends, sometimes they are the lonely person on earth, coz they dont have true friends around. they are rich in money and luxuries, spending is not a question to their capability, but because they are wealthy to buy things, they sometimes forget to feed their spiritual needs, understand the needs of the poor, understand the words of FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE. SOME, have attain things out of their knowledge and wisdom, and because they want more power and fame, they forgot their obligation to pray, to be their individual identity to mingle with people, they come with their cars and luxuries, they forgot to live behind what they have. They forgot about God, who gave them everything. They dont hope for their spiritual ,eternal living, for their only hoping for to have more riches and they have forgotten the word of LOVE , for their charity is giving only of their treasure, they forgot to give their self, talent, their time. YOU CAN COUNT THEIR FRIENDS, because they need them for their business, they are needed for their needs, they sometime the cause of their troubles. IF THERE ARE TRUE FRIENDS, they can be counted by your fingers. IF THEY help because they love, enjoy the works of God, they will enjoy everyone .
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas friend. Yeah sad to say others forgot to thank God for what they have. They even didn't realize that they tend to act greedy to other people and most of all to the Creator. Well, I do believe that not all do that but that's actually what's happening in our society. Thank for sharing
@averygirl72 (16634)
• Philippines
26 Feb 13
Of course that is expected. Example, me I am not rich right now and I have few friends or relatives who remember me but the moment I got rich and have lots of spending money, I can see dramatic change too with people. They will turn sweeter, they will remember you often. You will received small gifts every now and then it's because a lot of people are like sponges.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
yeah you are right! But it's ok, even though we are not reach we still have true friends they are precious more than money.. Thanks for sharing your ideas and appreciate it much! Have a great day
@chiyosan (30091)
• Philippines
25 Feb 13
I think people are always drawn to some common things and of course money is included in the list. Who wouldn't want to be with people who have influences and money in the first place? For me though there are some rich people who does not brag about their wealth. They are simple and often do not look like millionaires. Believe me that more often than not, those who brag are those who have instantly become richer or those that has come from nothing... they are probably like this because they to show off to people and to make them see how far they have come... so they had to do it so people would notice them and accept them in the society for whatever new position they hold.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
I strongly agree with you chiyosan. I also know few friends who are really rich but they are not bragging about the things what they have. I also like to have friend who will stay not only if you have money but also for needy times. Thanks for sharing your opinion... Have a great day!
@cmania (207)
• Portugal
25 Feb 13
:3 my taste it´s quite wierd for friends i guess. But I like friends who like me for who I am mostly. ^_^ but my favourite type of friends it´s the brutal type lol XD oh well. Friends who like for what you have i htink they are more friends of your stuff than your own if you can understand me. for friends who like you for what you have fetch them a lollipop on their mouth and kick them until they get out ! " c[= "
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
the brutal type of friend...lol if you find the friend that you are looking for then it's time to keep it, and treasure it forever. thanks for sharing your ideas. Have a great day!
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
25 Feb 13
I think sometimes people who are rich might have more friends because they have more time to be with their friends. And I have several friends who are wealthy and they don't show off and try to relate and talk about the things we have in common while still being supportive.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
It's good to hear about it friend. Not all wealth people are showy about their wealth which is really commendable.... I also know few rich people who don't brag or show off what they have. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
• Dhaka, Bangladesh
25 Feb 13
Hi, It is not rue. A rich man have communication with rich people but they may not have many friends. A rich man who has good heart and he always think the betterment of people, he must have more friends. An honest, pious, active, sincere man/woman, who thinks the welfare of others, s/he may have more friends. have a very nice day.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
I strongly agree with that friend. We will gain more friends it's not merely friends. They are true friends!
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
25 Feb 13
Rich people seem to have lots of friends. Some maybe cinnections from different business circles and some could be people who appears to be friends but in reality are only either USERS or SOCIAL CLIMBERS. It is sometimes hard for these rich people to find real friends withoyt thinking of them using their authority or connectionc for the benefit of the fake friends.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Hi jenny. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. I have friends before who are "users and social climbers". They are still my friends but I'm no longer connected with them. I rather spend time with my few real friends than pretending happy to my "social climbers and users" friends. Have a great day!
@miryanag (348)
• Bulgaria
25 Feb 13
I want my friends to be real, to tell me everything right in the eyes, good or bad. The problem is not just with people with money .There are some "friends"who will try to use you for their own agenda even if it's not money
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
hmmm.. I agree with this. We can call them as "users" that's the reason we need to be extra careful to choose our friends.
@SIMPLYD (80400)
• Philippines
25 Feb 13
In my opinion, most of the rich people's friend are only there for them, when they can always give out gifts for them. Only a few remains , when they experience the downs in their lives. Sad, but this is true. SO, be happy when you have "true" friends, even when you are not rich.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
What a very inspiring words friend. Yeah,even we are not rich but still we have true friends in our side. It's much better than friends who are interested only in money.. Thanks for sharing your opinion. I appreciate it much.. Have a great day!
25 Feb 13
My opinion based on my experience is that although rich people can have more friends than common people, they may have less faithful friend. And for the one who is not so rich , may have lesser number of friends but their friendship is more intense and faithful and loving and more permanent.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Thanks for sharing your own experience friend. We really learn from the past and serves as a good reminders to us. True friends is not base in our wealth yeah I agree with you that true friendship is more intense, faithful, loving and permanent. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
• India
25 Feb 13
I am lonely one and have no friends but I have two close friend who are yet in my country and I am in touch with them . they are childhood friend. I prefer those who love me for what I am not those who comes as they need something to use.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Good to hear about it friend. I think living apart is not a hindrance to stay connected with your real friends. We are living in a high tech world so it's possible to reach them anytime. You have wonderful friends that worthy to keep.. Have a great day!
• China
25 Feb 13
I have to admit that in our society,yes that is right,the rich people will have more friends,but many of them are just for flattering,they are not real friends.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Really sad to know about it. It's better to have few friends who are true to you than many friends who are only interested in your wealth.. A very nice share friend. Thank you and have a great day!
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
25 Feb 13
The rich have many people who "follow" them because they hoard together. Sometimes not even having their own families real respect or affection. Only getting what the family and friends want t hrough greed of affection enough to get what they want. I don't know if this is completely true but its what I have felt about the subject. I have never known a rich person in real life. I don't know how they really are, or, if they all have these issues seen on media mostly.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Yeah they have a lot of followers but the moment they are broke, this so called friends will also gone like a wind. Yes, true they are greedy and they wanted to get what they wanted. Just we need to be extra careful and keep your true friends. Have a great day
@iluvusabado (2560)
• Philippines
25 Feb 13
i would love to have friends who would love me for who i am. i can expect their truthfulness more because they really don't have any vested interest. more or less they are friends who would stand by you always.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Absolutely friend. I have few friends who always on my side for good times and bad times. I appreciate your thoughts. Thank you and have a great day!
• India
25 Feb 13
Actually, you cannot get friends by flaunting you money and your assets. The people you will get by this way will only be the people who want to be with you for their self interest or to know the way how got what you have in the name of friends. Friendship is the relation that we make ourself by choosing our friends as we like them unlike the blood relations that we get automaticaly since we come on earth.Money cannot buy friends, friend earned by this way will be gone as soon as your money is gone but as they say A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED, a friend is person who always stand by you no matter what may come.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Yes, indeed true. Trued friends will stay forever for better or worst. I really keep my true friends as my treasure..... Have a great day!
@hereandthere (31982)
• Philippines
25 Feb 13
"rich" people are always open to new opportunities so they make friends with people of the same interests in case they can do business for each other. they're always thinking of possibilities. i think it doesn't hurt to adopt such a mindset. you will stumble on more leads or people who can be your bridge to them if you go out and seek them and ask around, instead of staying at home or just within your own circle of friends.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Hello friend. I appreciate for sharing your ideas. Yeah businessmen make new friend to help them grow their business. I also noticed that mostly successful businessmen are not bragging about their wealth...just I have noticed..