Are friends more important or your family?Whats your priority?

India
April 14, 2013 10:32am CST
In todays world friends and colleagues and peer groups and surpassed the priority of FAMILY.We do not have time any more for our family and relatives because we are too buys impressing our friends. Do you think family will always be there for you or your friends?Would you give priority to your friends always or your family? what is your choice?
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15 responses
@kimte20 (88)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
urvisimba, it will always depend on the situation. sometimes friends can be your family who are there to comfort you. friends can let you feel that you are not alone. may i ask you? how old are you? when you are a young adult then friendship is still the most important but when these friends are already a bad influences then its time to say NO and GOODBYE. family will always be a family. they will still accept you who you are, you may not even choose them as your priority but they will always choose you as their priority.
@marguicha (216405)
• Chile
22 Apr 13
I have a small group of friends who has been for me in all my bad moments. Those people I love as much as I love my family and I consider one of them "my adopted family". Family, on the other hand, has diifferent kinds of subjects. Part of my family is very close and part of it isn`t. So I`m close to my most loved people whether they are family or friends.
@mizzty82 (40)
• United States
15 Apr 13
Personally, I would always put my family first because blood is thicker than water. Friends typically come and go, but family is always there for you. Obviously, there are exceptions to this. Sometimes your own blood relatives can be your worst enemies and friends can be like family. I have known people who hated their siblings and found that they received more love and support from their friends. In these type of scenarios, it is wise to ensure that you make these friends a priority in your life. I suppose I simply live by this rule: Never make someone a priority who treats you like an option. This goes for both family and friends. In the end, I am just good to those who are good to me.
• India
15 Apr 13
I strongly believe in this mantra : few friends but true friends. And that's probably why I think it is hard to choose. But, friends come and go. True ones stick around for as long as possible but family, they are always there. So, if I had to make a choice, I'd choose my family.
@myadvice (52)
21 Apr 13
make family ur friends n friends ur family memers so that life becomes easy.both r important. give them due respect.
• Philippines
21 Apr 13
I will forever put my family as my number one priority in life. I may not have much time for them but my hard works, my sacrifices are for all for them, to give them a wonderful life. Friends are also treasures we shall forever cherish and protect,but families,no matter what, we should be more connected to them, love them, without them, we wouldn't be the person we are now.
@mods196621 (3652)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Both are important to me. They have different roles in my life but if you want the choices of course I prefer my family. Family is always with us day and night but friends has a limitation. So, I made the choice. Thanks and have a happy sunday! :)
@grvdubey11 (1879)
• India
14 Apr 13
Family should always be the priority in normal circumstances.But not everyone has a good family members, in that case few people chose friends over family.Best wishes.
• United Kingdom
15 Apr 13
In my worlds, family is most important in all my relationships. I can make new friends and change friends, but family members are just there from I was born to this world. And what I mean is that blood is blood, nothing can surpass this. Maybe clan towards more distant relatives become weak, sometimes even weaker than neighborhood, but to our own parents?even with grand-parents, and brothers/sisters, they can be substituted by nothing.
@Raine38 (12257)
• United States
14 Apr 13
Familia ante omnia. Family above all else (I hope I got that right). No matter what. I know that we can never choose who to be related to, and we can choose our friends so we have more connection and feelings with our friends technically, but unless my family member is a hardcore evil person, then I will have to expect that my friends will understand that my family is my priority. And I wouldn't expect them to do otherwise and won't even let them choose between me and their family.
@gamyam (530)
• Hyderabad, India
14 Apr 13
Absolutely...Family members are nothing but my family friends... All the friends are my family members... I prefer equal preference for both.... Family is our need... Friendship is our feed... Sometimes we can bend towards family side... But not all the time.... Fiends are given by god's grace... Family is given for to make friendship....
15 Apr 13
Blood is thicker than water, no matter how good our friends are they are only 1 to 3 friends that treat us family but there's nothing like a family to us. the bloodlines runs to us we love to keep our own clan even things gets bad utmost but still by nature they'll always be there for us
@blackrusty (3519)
• Mexico
14 Apr 13
well as i don't talk to my family I would have to say my friends are my family so I can't answer that in the way that you want but for the most part your family can be any one they dont have to be family by blood
@dot247 (19)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
I think both are important because family and friends can offer a person support in different stages and situations in a person's life. I am lucky to have a very tight knit family so sometimes we are like friends. I even consider one of my cousins as one of my best friends. I also have a very close set of friends who sometimes feel like family to me. So I think both are important. Although I understand that it can be different for others. I've heard of people who have a dysfunctional family relationship so to them, friends are more important. Others have friends who have betrayed them so they tend to stick with their family. But I think it's most healthy if a person can have a good relationship with both.
@roshigo58 (4859)
• Pune, India
14 Apr 13
Hi, Friendship is important in everyone's life but family is more important than friendship. Family is my priority.