Friend in need is a friend indeed......do you agree with the proverb ?
January 7, 2013 9:08am CST
While I was returning from college by bus,we met with an accident. It was a head on collision.The bus we were travelling hit with a high speed lorry which came in the opposite direction.Most students got severly hurt and I also got hurt on my shoulder and head.One of my friend who was in the bus took me to hospital and i was in need of B+ blood.Her blood matched with mine.Without hesitating or asking anyone's permission she donated me blood.I don't think there are true friends like this.Friends whatz your opinion ?
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7 Jan 13
Sreelatha you can't judge any freind like this. At above discussed situation anyone can help you. Out of 100, 90 people can help you in this situation. I don't want to make any negative thinking in you but it's true. Great respect for your freind who help you. I really appreciate her. Always judge any freind heartly. We always like those freind who help us or do everything for us. That's why this proverb is true.
8 Jan 13
yes, you are very right. Such people are rare to find these days. My brother had an accident in the thripunithura road in 2002 and as he was lying on the road, bleeding, one fellow came and took his purse, pen and watch saying poor fellow and walked away. What to do, most people are like that. The Delhi victim was also ignored by the authorities and was not given care at the proper time.
8 Jan 13
Hi Sreekutty, Good response.Nowadays people, especially the new generation has become too rough and tough.No value for human lives.Robbery,killing for money or gold all have increased.Your brother's incident is a best example for that.Instead of trying to save his life,that person wanted to rob him. As you said,It's too pity about the girls safety in our society.Do they have freedom to walk alone safely in our country ? First of all, as a human being everyone should know the values of life and respect each other.
7 Jan 13
Hi sreelatha How are you now? did any one of you got hurt badly ? i hope no one is seriously injured. You found a great friend and a awesome human ,i have seen none like her in my life till now you are lucky she was there at that point of time these days no one will offer you even a penny but she gave her blood really a true friend .One friend like her is enough to any one.
7 Jan 13
I am fine friend, Thank you.This happened around 21 years back.One of our friend was also seriously injured.There were 12 stitches on her face.She had to do cosmetic surgery on cheeks and whole face.There were two - three others with compound fractures.Still I used to contact my friend though we are in different countries (different part of the world).As you said,our life will be blessed if we have a friend like her.
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7 Jan 13
I don't think she was acting out as only a friend but as a human. When in need, us humans have this natural reaction to survive and save others. That is very comforting in this day in age. It will also be a plus if this person IS your friend. Having this person around just makes things easier, i would love that person around me always knowing they got my back. I wouldn't question this, this is something you just accept and appreciate. plus if you don't think there are true friends like this, i would read line 6 and 7 of your discussion, because that describes a true friend indeed.
8 Jan 13
Hopefully you are OK or at least you will recover very soon. The title of your post reminds me of a very old saying in my country that says you know your friend when you fall into need. That's exactly your situation. I think what she did was right and she doesn't need to ask if she wants to save someone's life. The true heroes are like her, doing the right thing in moments of crisis and stress. They don't talk much, they don't pose, they don't ask for gratitude. They just act.
10 Jan 13
To be honest I do not know what exactly that expression does mean. To me it sounds as if the friend who is in need will be a good friend (to get something). I doubt giving blood if you are in the middle of an accident is a sign of true friendship. or taking someone to the hospital. Taking someone to the hospital is a normal thing to do. If people have an experience like that together you take care of eachother. Giving blood is kind of normal too. I can also imagine there is less opportunity to say NO (you need to be a strong person) if a doctor is asking you how or what. I also wonder how they so quickly can test the blood for the hiv, Hep B, etc viruses. Since that takes days/weeks. So over here it wouldn't be done that way. Still I am happy someone was willing to donate blood to you and I really hope you will stay good friends. Real, true friends. Not you being gratefull for the rest of your life.
7 Jan 13
I hope you are fine now. That sounds dangerous accident so is there any serious injury to any one ? And you are right a friend in need is a friend indeed just like yours one. Infact you are lucky to have a friend like her which is ready to help you in extreme conditions as she not only take you to the hospital but also donated much needed blood for you. These type of friends are very rare nowadays so you should also take care of your friend. You can only discover true friends when you are in a difficult situation as they will always be there to rescue you.
8 Jan 13
I hope I'm not too late to respond to this but, In these contemporary days, friendships are different and with more technology certain bonds that were formed in older friendships aren't present in some upbringings. Your friend is brilliant for what she did as many persons would not have willingly done it so quickly, thinking more for themselves and less for you. That without a doubt is not a friend. We are taught self preservation first and foremost, but humans are social beings, and without wholesome friends, families and relationships, we crumble, unless you're made for isolationist lifestyles. True friends are one in a million but our world is becoming slowly filled with more and more selfish people, despite how positive the outlook might appear at times, it most certainly is not. At this point anyways. Hope I contributed.