Do you think that the relationship between friends is better than relatives?

@lishiwei (1551)
China
September 22, 2008 4:17am CST
Now a days people are all getting busy and busy!So,sometimes I always feel that the relationship between friends is better than relatives!True friends always will together with you no matter you are rich or poor!But the relatives sometimes won't! Do you think so?
8 responses
@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 08
In chinese, there is a proverb saying tat, a good neighbour is better then than a bad relatives.... so for me, it is ok ... who ever oso can be a very good relationship if there r with u when u need them... it don't hv a proper answer on it.... =)
@lishiwei (1551)
• China
23 Sep 08
Hehe...It seems that you know much about Chinese customer!That true!It just reflect it!
@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 08
bcoz i'm chinese oso... hahaha.... i tk chinese subject too.... so i noe a little bit on it oli...
@deserve40 (1656)
• India
22 Sep 08
I do not think that we can compare the relationship with our relatives and with our friends. The relatives are there because of some natural and social arrangments. We do not have any choice there. However, while selecting the friends, we can afford to be selective. Another thing is that the friendship can continue to be till the time we want to continue it. However, in relatives we have no choice and we have to continue the relationship because of some social obligations. However, the friends and the relatives have their own roles in our lives. Especially in Indian culture, the relatives are essential part of our social life.
@lishiwei (1551)
• China
23 Sep 08
It's also very important in our country!But now I found that is getting farther and farther between each other as the change of the scoity!
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
In some instances, I think relationship with friends are better than relatives. I've been through that stage too. With friends, you can be yourself. You can laugh and cry and kid around and embarrass yourself too. With family, your just need to be more careful with your actions. What I also observed is that friends are more available in time of need than relatives.
@lishiwei (1551)
• China
23 Sep 08
Friends can always help you whenever you need!And we can do anything we want when we together with them.
@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
22 Sep 08
I think it depends on how well you get on with your relatives, sometimes they can be friends sometimes not. I would always believe that the relationship between friends is better than a relationship solely based on blood but where there is nothing else in common. Friends are loyal but relative might not be. Friends support you and I have known relatives that didn't. When my parents divorced all our relatives vanished as though we had ceased to exist. They were my father's family as my mother's family were in another country. I have not seen or heard of them since so I would always trust a friend over a relative.
@lishiwei (1551)
• China
23 Sep 08
Yes,we should know that sometimes friends include of relatives.
• Sri Lanka
22 Sep 08
This is true for a certain extent. In case of friends, you had a choice at the beginning. People who has become your friends, have become such on your will and control. In case or relatives you have no choice. They become relatives by your birth and through your other relatives. You have no option on relatives. Whether you like it or not they become your relatives unlike with friends, they become friends only if you like them and relationship with them might be better.
@lishiwei (1551)
• China
23 Sep 08
Yes,I can't agree more!The most diffrent is do you have the privaty to choice!
@Jade13 (262)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 08
I agree that relationship between friends is sometimes better than with your own relative/ family. But then, not all relatives will ditch you when you are poor, they may help you. Same goes to friend, only some friend will stick with you through thick and thin. And these are the ones that are true friends.
@lishiwei (1551)
• China
22 Sep 08
Yes,but we all know true friend is too hard to find.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
19 Jan 10
i think so as well. i mean, of course not all relatives will be like that, but sometimes without us knowing, we tend to slowly distance ourselves from one another due to our own lives. whereas we usually tend to keep in touch with our friends. they're near our age and we're together more than relatives like maybe in schools.
@WATARIKENJI (1534)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
Yup, Its true. Sometimes you can rely on other people more than relatives. It really depends on the level of respect you have with each other.