definition of a friend?
• United States
12 Feb 07
A true friend is somebody who will be there for you through thick or thin and will never turn their back on you no matter what. A true friend passes the test of time and the friendship will never end. A true friend can pick up right where you left off many years ago and its like you were never apart from each other. A true friend loves you regardless your faults and flaws and is honest to tell you your flaws and faults.
7 Feb 07
For me a true friend in my opinion is someone who accepts me as I am, & is there to share my joys but also disappointments in life along the way. A true friend to me is also someone who is willing to listen to me when I truly just need them to listen. Someone who will be supportive & will be willing to be there for me as I go through the obstacles that I am faced with along the way. To me a true friend is someone who won't give up on you when you really need them! Who will believe in you, as well as encourage you, when you are unable to believe in yourself.. As well as when it seems like everyone else out there in the world has turned there backs on you, there they are still holding your hand.. Willing to be there for you through the good, but also the bad! I'd also define a true friend as someone you are able to tell everything & anything to.. Without any fear of being judged, laughed at or most of all ignored. And of course a true friend in my eyes will not go & tell everyone around them everything you had confided to them about. I know I've had to many friends in my past who I've told some deep dark secrets to.. And they promised not to go ahead & tell another person.. And sure enough the first chance they got they we're on there merry way telling others the person things I had shared with them. I know that for me this is not at all a true friend. And in my eyes someone who is a true friend will be able to keep that promise to you & not go ahead & reveal anything to anyone, what you may had shared with them. I also believe as well that.. A true friend will also be able to love you even though you may have made a few mistakes along the way in life.. A true friend also is someone who would stick up for you even if everyone turned against you. I know that personally I've only been able to come across one person who was willing to stand up for me over the last few years. And I am thankful that I have at least stumbled across one person along the way who has done this.. That person would have to be my other half. To me it's rather important if someone is willing to stand up for you despite the costs. I think when someone is willing to stand up for you it shows how much they value your friendship, but also how much they care about you as well in return. A true friend to me is also someone who doesn't care about your personal appearance. They instead only care about what's on the inside. As this is what truly counts to them in the end. I think if you are able to sit there in-front of someone crying, with no makeup on, in sweat pants or whatever clothing you feel comfortable in.. And they don't end up judging you.. Goes to show a person how much this friend loves you for who you are. I think there are not a lot of people in this world that one is able to do this around.. In this day & age it seems to many people are concentrated on one's appearance. So to me if someone instead is willing to look at who the person is within, instead of just what they may look like on the outside.. That just shows a person that they have a true friend standing right there in-front of them! In conclusion.. I could keep on listing what I find defines a 'true friend.' But I think the points I have listed are the one's that I consider to be the most important to me. I think it's very difficult to find a true friend these days.. But sometimes in life when you least expect it a true friend is standing there right beside you when you don't even realize it. I think when someone crosses paths with someone who ends up being there true friend in thee end.. That they should cherish the friendship they have with this person.. As true friendship is one of those things in life that you only find once in a life time in my opinion! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx