Make new friends but keep the old
February 11, 2007 10:46pm CST
"Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold" still remember this line from a song? Well, I guess you do. Please share your thoughts about this line. Everyday in our lives, we gained new friends. But gaining them not necessary means that you consider them as your real friends. Just an advise to people out there, when making new friends don't ever forget the old friends you have. They are still the proven people in your life who went through with you during the good and bad times. Let me share you this quote: True friends are like diamonds, precious but rare. False friends are like autumn leaves found everywhere!
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• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
13 Feb 07
Every time I hear this quote, I think of my old friend Ken. Every time he got a new friend they would be "shinier" in his vision than anyone else, and he'd pretty much ignore all his real friends for a while. Then he'd come crawling back once the shine wore off. Pretty soon he didn't have too many friends at all. I think the nice thing about "new friends and old friends" is that they both have their places in your life. It's nice to be able to meet new people with different interests and backgrounds and learn about them. However, they can't replace the people that have been there for you in the past and will be there for you in the future. The other nice thing about new friends is that someday they could be old friends. There was a time in my life when I had to leave all my friends behind in order not to be sucked back into the very unhealthy lifestyle they led, and my "new friends" from that time have become my "old friends" now, 8 years later. =)
• United States
12 Feb 07
That is perfectly good advice jinkson:)It is so easy to forget old friends when you make new ones. A lot of people I know have done that to me and I feel so bad. I for one, don't do that because every friend has their own place in my life. They say "out of sight is out of mind", and it happens sometimes with friends. We should take care not to forget anyone and keep in touch as much as possible. And thanks for the lovely quote,very apt!:)
12 Feb 07
I love this saying it means so much and it is lovely to make new friends as well, and you are right that it does not mean you will get close to them like your old friends, and yes I agree and I have never forgotten the old friends I have and the times we have been through together bad times and good times, how could I ever forget my old friends. Yes you are right and I have heard this saying before and it is very true.
12 Feb 07
This is a lovely topic. I agree with keeping "old" friends. Although I enjoy meeting new people, I love my "old" friends as I feel they know me much better because we have been through so much over the years. It's definitely a deeper kind of friendship.
12 Feb 07
You are absolutely right. We must not lose the frindship of our old friends even as we gain more and more friends daily. The equation for friendship is the strength of your frindship between you and your frind is directly proportional to the time for which you have contact with them. When you acquire a strong friendship with a person, he/she becomes your confident booster. Generally, people with more and good friends are more confident.