Love or Friendship...What is more precious ??

India
April 9, 2007 6:45pm CST
No doubt, love and friendship go hand in hand and they are 2 of the most beautiful relationships aboard. But which one is more valuable according to u ?? i feel..love in spite of its grandness, has a slight flaw. When in love, ppl often keep expectations from their partner and sometimes take things for granted. Often, extreme possessiveness sneaks in and mars the relationship. However friendship is more of selfless love wherein ppl expect nothing and still get amazing precious moments in return. So i believe friendship has a slight edge over love and love comes a close second..
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@wachit14 (3599)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Friendship, without a doubt is more important and I'll tell you why. When you fall in love and get married, at first you are infatuated with each other. After many years, that feeling eventually evolves into a more important relationship...friendship. Without it a marriage could not survive and that's why I believe friendship is far more important than love.
• India
10 Apr 07
Wow..is d word !!!
@riprohit (21)
• India
10 Apr 07
for me, love and friendship are two ways of affection that often just mix and mingle. they go hand in hand .. you love your friends and befriend your lovers .. and if choosing one over other is what I have to do, I treasure friendship more anyday .. because after all love stems from friendship.
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• India
10 Apr 07
cant agree more..
• United States
10 Apr 07
I do agree with you. Love becomes sometimes granted but still it is very very important. It is an essential part of your life however when it becomes old it becomes a part of your life and you don't take care of that. But one should always keep on thanking God for being blessed with love. Friendship is also a very very essential part of life. It even brings new charm into your love life. Sometimes I spent good times and laughter by speaking about good friends with my partner.
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• India
10 Apr 07
no doubt..both have a certain charm of their own..and each acts as a catalyst to ignite other's spark..
@kaka135 (14271)
• Malaysia
10 Apr 07
I won't choose or can't choose between love and friendship. To me, my husband is not only my soulmate, but also my best friend. (He was my best friend before we started together.) It's the person you treasure the most that is more precious, I think.
• India
10 Apr 07
interesting indeed.. the person u treasure most is more precious..i completely agree..its d ppl who make a relationship special watever be d nature of d relationship..
10 Apr 07
I trust that friendship is more valuable than love. love while in the age of teens has attraction,wihtout any other basics.But friendship is from the childhood,love is ephimiral but friendship is for ever. Love sometimes agrravate and leads to disputes, quarrels, and some times divorce also .But friendship never deviate. friendship shall have no limitation like caste,race, religion or so. But love looks into some of these aspects besides the financial status . Frierndshihp never crave for any expectations. 30 to 40 percent of love affairs seems to be failed due to lack of proper understanding between the couple. But there are only 10 15 percent failures of friendship . I prefer friendship rather love( which has lost its sasnctity due to misuse) .
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@surbhi29 (271)
• India
10 Apr 07
Till now i have only seen ppl in love ultimately crying n all that. So i don't think love is in any way precious than friendship. Love says, if anything happens to you, I'am always there with u. On the other hand Friendship says, how can anything happen to you when I'am there with u. So Frienship is above love n ofcourse more precious for me.
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@arkentos (213)
• India
10 Apr 07
Love can't go without friendship.Asking of being precious of something which could possibly be lost,is what can compare Love and Friendship.Love can't leave by your last breath so what to talk about loosing it and being precious,wheras loosing friend is what we never want atleast for the life time and we mean it to be precious.
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
10 Apr 07
Yes,you are right.People tend to be more captious to their spouses.So the more expectation,the more disappoint.That is the reason why so many people who loved each other deeply ended in divorce. But friendship is different from love.We care less our friends' looks and some other small shortcomings.So friendship can develope,and the more time you get together,the more deep friendship you achieve.
@Arkento (54)
• India
10 Apr 07
obviously friendship is more valuble...friendship is a basic and the first stage of any relationship..after tht love comes.its true tht people become more possesive after falling in love..but they shudn't forget the fact tht which relation brings the love its nothing but friendship...its very common tht u will be decieved in love but its very rare in friendship...if u are not gud friends u cant be in love...after all "LOVE IS BEING STUPID TOGETHER"
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@Smile25 (43)
10 Apr 07
What makes friendship special compared to love is -"D way each one remembers d other when they r apart, they miss the talks, the laughs and d times they were 2gether. Life changes but memories of Friendship are cherised forever..........
• India
10 Apr 07
"Elegant"
• India
10 Apr 07
"Elegant"
• India
10 Apr 07
"Elegantly addressed"
• Malaysia
10 Apr 07
LOVE!!!.. friends can betray you... but u know u won't get angry even if ur loved one betrays u.. cuz u love her/him =).. right? :)
• India
10 Apr 07
dont u think it wud hurt even more wen a loved one betrays.. wat say ??
@dbeast (1498)
• India
10 Apr 07
well love and friendship are too different things and have their own ways and emotions on people.when friends become lovers there is no better relationship than that because you can share your most deepest secrets to the person as a friend and not feel bad because you know the person will understand and there will not be any misunderstandings.i would always say friendship is greater because love can develop only after becoming friends and i think friendship is greater and more important.
• Canada
10 Apr 07
I believe they are both very precious to humans. Love is needed for some people because they want to love someone and be with them forever, to bond with that person. Friendship is something that is needed in order to live, you need it to live because it is socializing and you need people to support you in your hard times. they are both precious i do not think that they are different in precious..ness.
@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
10 Apr 07
Well personally to me in my opinion neither are really important or at least not as important as family. See friends and love can be replaced at any giving time but family is the one thing that is forever. No matter how much you hate them you cant changed the fact they are your family and besides that family is usually the one that will stand by your side no matter what kind of mess ups you make in life or how many wrongs you do.
@Smile25 (43)
10 Apr 07
Love is just like films - a lil musical, a lil comedy, a lil adventurous, a lil romantic and a lil tragic too whereas friendship is Oscar Winning.......
@eyewitness (1577)
• Netherlands
10 Apr 07
well it can go together.But it depends.When you love your friend it will just go fine,but when Love is with a relationship boyfriend/girlfriend it can get messed up.So i think friendship is more precious,because when you have a boy-/girlfriend and you see eachother also like friends that love will endure.
• Hong Kong
10 Apr 07
I think we can't tell which is more pecious because both of them are very important to us. Also if we talk about the love, it should include the love from partner, familly, and friend. We usually regard love as the love from partner. If we talk about this so called love and friendship, I think we can't live without any of them. We all need a partner to live together in our lives, to bring up our kids, to face difficulties and enjoy happiness together. At the same time, we must have friendship especially before we find the "Mr or Mrs Right". Friends are valuable belongings of us, and we can tell our troubles or saddness to them even when we can't let our partners know. when we are facing some problems, our friends always give us a hand without hesitate. Love and friendship, I think we need both of them. Also I think they are the same precious! have a great day!!
• India
10 Apr 07
i thinklove is not possible without friendship .........so to love someone first u should be good friend...... but vice-versa can or can't be true.
• India
10 Apr 07
no doubt friendship and love go hand in hand but,according to me FRIENDSHIP is the most valuable..since love starts with friendship...or to make love successful there should be bonding between the two which ultimately results in friendship
@acquaria (719)
• Italy
10 Apr 07
the good friends - A good friend is like a treasure
I don't know,because when I had a good friend,i didn't have love;now that I have a fantastic relationship,I have lost my best friend. some people say that when you have found a good friend,you have found a treasure;the relationships can change,but the friend not. Yes it's true,but when you loose some friend you have a shoulder,your love! I also have the same good friends from 10 years,always the same few people and I know I can trust in them. For me the 2 things have the same importance.