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Thread: What Is Your Definition Of A Friend?

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    Xvart: Thanx!

    Bruce: You're as analytically nuts as I am!

    Clint: I don't even classify someone who doesn't want to reconcile with you or just dumps you a friend. The main criterion is what I refer to as "inter-personal relationship maintenance"... and the willingness to work things out.

    Looks like one's specific mindset and experiences also determine what we call friends. I can't relate to being bailed out of jail and many cannot relate to the spiritual aspect.

    Anyways, this was my way of defining things and I am curious to how that coincides with others.

    So... can someone you only interact with in cyberspace be considered a friend?

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    A true friend is someone who cares about you, someone you can tell anything to, someone who would do anything for you...and who calls you a dumb*** every day to make sure you stay grounded in life.


    So... can someone you only interact with in cyberspace be considered a friend?
    Awww! Absolutely! There are people I know online I definitely consider to be friends. Andrew...Schloaty...to name a few. Shoot...there are a lot of people here I've "seen" grow up, go to college, marry girlfriends, buy their first house, have babies, etc. Not being physically close to someone does not invalidate the feelings of love or friendship one has for the people you get to know in a personal manner.
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    i think the easiest way to tell who you consider a friend is when yah get a call from them and they need some help with something, be it helping chop down a tree, change oil on a vehicle, need help watching their kid for a bit while they run errands and you dont stop and think "whats in it for me?" if its within your power to do it at that particular time yah just say sure, why not. as far as levels of friends they can be as numerous as a person wants to make them or as simple but thats on the individual. true to the core friendships tend to be rare and tend to be tested on a regular basis but both parties tend to shrug off the bad that goes with the good and continue on.

    as for "cyber friends" yeah i believe they count as friends........chances of them being to the core friends though is hard to tell via just an electronic interaction though........but sometimes it can happen.....ive seen ppl on forums rally to help someone they have never laid eyes on because they view that person to be good and honest and truely in need of help.......
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    And once in awhile one gets to meet them! I've gotten together with elgecko 5x and JBL twice. In a fluke set of job circumstances I was in Burbank and got together with Wicked Thistle.

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