How well do you know the people in your life?

United States
July 1, 2008 3:01pm CST
The title sums just that. If someone was to come up and say to I will hand one million if you can tell me which of these things is untrue would you be able to get that million? Or would you walk away empty handed. Earlier I did a quick discussion put down 10 things on that discussion and of the 10 three of the things were not true. I can't honestly say how well the only two who answered it did because the discussion was deleted. I have no clue why. But here is my underlying questions ... 1. How well do you think you know the people that are in your life? from your best friends to just the friends you hang out with everyonce in a while. 2. If given a test do you think you'll get 90-100 % of the test right? Have a nice day and thanks for answering this discussion ahead of time.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
1 Jul 08
I came to realise about a year or so ago that no matter how well we think we know people, we dont. I learnt this the hard way and it is a lesson well learnt, and a lesson that knowing me I will go on learning!
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• United States
2 Jul 08
I think that in the ever changing circle of life that we are never the same for always. LOL!! I hope that made sense. The reason I say that is because we learn and grow and also we show people only what we want to show them. I however feel that if I'm going to be friends with someone I show them my all and hope they accept me for me in my chaotic entireness. LOL!! I think that there are maybe a handful of people that we may really know and that is about all but that being said I do think that you don't have to know a person inside and out to have them be a great friend. LOL!!! take care hun.
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@Hatley (164338)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Jul 08
bellaofchasos i dont think any of us can ever fully know all of the things about our close friends so we would all probably fail miserably on those questions. for one thing we all change a bit over time. So I would not win the million.
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• United States
2 Jul 08
i have one person that I'm sure I can win the million on but that is because we tell eachother everything.. LOL!!! I know that we all change it's part of learning and growing. I think that there would only be a handful of close friend that I would be able to get 90% right. ok there is one. But I think that it's impossible to know everyone that is around you perfectly you have the few that are the acception to this rule. LOL!!!
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@mummymo (23707)
3 Jul 08
I tried to answer it bella sweety but it was deleted in front of my eyes - aren't admin spoilsports sometimes? I know quite a lot about those people around me but I think it would depend on the person whether I knew enough to get that much right about them in a quiz - I would like to think however that I would! Hugs xxx
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• United States
7 Sep 08
iknow what you mean sweety. sorry it took so long to respond to. Have a nice one. LOL!!
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@mummymo (23707)
8 Sep 08
Thanks for best response sweetheart! It is usually me taking that long to get back to people! Hugs xxxx
@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I wouldn't walk away empty handed, if I couldn't answer them correctly I would just mug them heheheh. I could really use that million right now! I don't think we can ever know someone 90% Just when you think you know a person they flip the script on you. I learned that just recently with everything that I have been going through.
• United States
3 Jul 08
I've learned that too but I have also learned that there are some out there who are just who they are and they don't change the script on you .. they just have a slight variation and you get to learn that one too. LOL!!!
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Yeah good point. I don't change much I don't think, but it just seems like just when I get to know a person, its like all of a sudden they do a 180 on me. Good example of that is almost all the relationships I have ever been in, after about a year things change to the point that its almost like they want nothing to do with me. hmmm maybe its just me I dunno lol.
• India
4 Jul 08
I don’t have much faith on my brain Bella…its failed me many times before while my heart has till now pulled me thru faithfully. So I really really don’t know the people around me…no I don’t and my only hope for survival lies in the fact that I know that I don’t know them! They can spring their surprises on me anytime, including my hubby dear and my angel of a son! The second question is kind of vague dear, (maybe coz I didn’t read that first discussion…missed out on something interesting I’m sure)…but what test are you talking of exactly?
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• United States
4 Jul 08
I'll send you a link to the discussion that I posted after this one since my original discussion was deleted. LOL!! the link will kinda give you the test in it. LOL!!! http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1586517.aspx#
@nupats (3564)
• India
4 Jul 08
hi dear i normally take people at face value...my best friends i can say 90% how they are ..they may not be full goody goody but what matters is how they are to me..and mostly i maintain a very clean relationship i give them space and respect their privacy..so i kind off know them well but cant b very sure about the real inner feelings..
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• United States
4 Jul 08
I understand I give my friends their space too. Like I said I can tell be sure to get a 90% on the ones that I talk to everyday and that we confide in eachother all the time. But those who I don't see all the time I wouldn't be able too. LOL!!!
• United States
3 Jul 08
I know the people who are close to me pretty well. If the test was only on one or two fo them, of my choosing, I could probably score pretty high. But if I needed 100% to walk away with the million, I'd probably lose. Just because I know a lot about a person and spend on the average 10-20 hours a week with them, doesn't mean I know everything about them. If I did, our relationship would be boring and stagnant. The thing I love about my closest people, is that every day is a new day, and every new day brings new ideas, discussions and situations to the table. If I ever learned everything there is to know about a person, I wouldn't have interext in them anymore.
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• United States
7 Sep 08
I see your point I do. But I think that you can know alot about a person maybe everything about there character and still find them interesting. I'm not saying we not them in a freak stalkerish kinda way where we literally know every movement but the key components of them and stuff like that.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
2 Jul 08
To be honest, I've seen my friends, who I call my friends apart from here, about as many times as I can count on my fingers in the last 17 years because of hubby being in the army so I doubt I get half of the questions right but it doesn't matter because we all love one another very much and know we're all good people and that's all that matters.
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• United States
3 Jul 08
ding ding ding you have it right what does it matter aslong as you care and love eachother.