Would you like to make friends with strangers?
• United States
5 May 07
I could use more friends, and where else would you find them than as strangers? But I'm not very out-going, very shy and private in fact. So I don't make friends easily. And I have no tolerance for small talk: "What do you think about the weather?" "How was your day?" kind of thing. I want to share ideas, really converse. I want the relationship to have meaning. That, of course, takes time and attention. So I have a few very good friends and lots of acquaintances. These days, however, it seems like all my very good friends now live far away and we connect by email but seldom see each other. Thankfully, my spouse is a very good friend. My first spouse was not and that is sad. I now understand that good friendship is the best foundation for marriage.
3 May 07
it depends on the person actually...whether he's worth making frnd! i wouldn't like to make frnds with anybody or everybody...though i dont mind having a word with them..one learns a lot in the process. i would like to spend time and actually decide to make him frnds or not...i wont straightaway say -ur my frnd just for the heck of it. and its quite a contradictory line you stated above- one is always a stranger before being a friend !haha
3 May 07
Hey the moment we meet someone who becomes friend later on is also a stranger one before that moment of meeting. So nothing wrong in making stranger as a friend. A person who is stranger one minute before, becomes our friend after due discussions. We see something on him/her which is matching to our character, force us to start friendship. This friendship may be of life-long or for short term depending upon our involvement and matching of characters, feelings, opinions, respect to each other etc. Though it takes few time to nurture. But each of our friends were stranger one day. You will also agree with me.
3 May 07
Yup, I do, especially when I'm attending a convention composed of educators. . It's important to get acquainted with people, even strangers. If it's in another setting, I would only with friendly "strangers". There are those who are sinister-looking, or look mean and unfriendly, so I don't make friends with them. However, if at first glance this person seems friendly, then it's good to strike a conversation. . but of course, we have to be extra careful because swindlers and bad people also abound. So it's good to make friends, but we have to make sure that they too have the best intentions, otherwise, it's a no-no.