Do you think that there should only be one best friend in your lifetime?

Philippines
February 27, 2007 11:45pm CST
I admire people who has kept intouch with their childhood friends. Who have what they call a bestfriend through the years. I on the other hand tend to lose contact with some of my friends in previous stages of my life. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't value them but sometimes when I move from place to place I tend to make new friends and just lose contact with them. Sometimes when I bump into an old friend it seems the connection is no longer there and the previous best friend I considered now has a new best friend.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
Hi! I understand what you are saying, and yes, life changes all the time, we grow apart but true freinds will always be there. I have several friends that I have lost contact with, but feel very blessed to have known them at all. I also have 2 best friends that I consider my "sisters" these are friends that I will have till I die. We have know each other since we were very young. It is also important to remember that if you want to stay close to people you must make an effort, it is a two way street. I tend to have to remind myself of this when I think about the friends I have lost touch with. Have an AWESOME ONE! :) Glo
• Philippines
17 Mar 07
Thank you for that reminder. I know that to keep a friend one has to make an effort. But I almost always forget that :)
@paulskie (246)
• Philippines
17 Mar 07
Hello there! Friendship as defined by wikipedia "is a term used to denote co-operative and supportive behavior between two or more humans." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship You can find useful informations there to read and ponder upon. :D Now, to answer your question, here's what I can say. It is okay to have one or more best friends in our lifetime. Those best friends we have may not be always on the same level as the other, but they are your best friends nonetheless. Why not limit yourself with just one best friend when you can have two or three more. Technically though, as the word "best" implies, you can have only one. Don't mind the technicalities. LOL. Just go out there and be the best person that you could possibly be. Welcome new friends. Learn from each other. Share with each other. Gain trust, return the trust. Life is a journey. And yes, it's a jungle out there. Friends add color and spice in our lives. Their presence in our lives makes one's journey in life more enjoyable and meaningful. Have a nice day.
• India
17 Mar 07
i still keep in touch with my school friends, but even though i have many friends and even i used to have contact with all, i can share all my personal things to only one person he is my best friend,and still he is my best of all. so it necessary to have atleast one best friend
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• Philippines
17 Mar 07
Yup eventhough we have lots of friends we can only really trust a very few of them.....thanks for the comment :)
@hestee (250)
• Nigeria
28 Feb 07
The last few years i have lived in about 7 cities and these makes it tough to keep friends for long. But with good communication it can be done.Best friend i dont have any ,good friens yes! a lot of them and we do see though not often.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 07
It is always nice to hear about people who have kept a bunch of friends in contact all these years :)
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
28 Feb 07
I have over the years hung on to some very close friends I have of course made new friends as well from time to time. I have found having one or two extremely close friends over a period of 10 or more years have been my best reliable friends. I believe the saying one good friend is far better than several fair weather friends. TAKE CARE.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 07
Good for you :)