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Q: For Nancy-ga :: Friendship - What does it mean? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: For Nancy-ga :: Friendship - What does it mean?
Category: Relationships and Society > Relationships
Asked by: sgtcory-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 09 Jan 2005 09:22 PST
Expires: 08 Feb 2005 09:22 PST
Question ID: 454545
I am posting a series of questions - all the same. There are no
correct or incomplete anwers.

Q1.) Define 'best friend' in your own terms.

Q2.) Find me 3 distinct online resources/articles about friendship.
Any 3 - so long as they are not already provided as answers to copies
of this question.

This is preliminary research for a project I am working on. The
important factor right now is the diversity of answers, thus the
multiple postings of the same question.

- SgtCory

Request for Question Clarification by nancylynn-ga on 09 Jan 2005 13:43 PST
Hello Sarge! 

I assume you mean me, nancylynn-ga?

If so, I'm standing at attention to answer your very thoughtful question.

Clarification of Question by sgtcory-ga on 09 Jan 2005 13:53 PST
Yes - thank you very much. I'm sorry I got the name wrong. This
question is for nancylynn-ga. Thank you -

Subject: Re: For Nancy-ga :: Friendship - What does it mean?
Answered By: nancylynn-ga on 09 Jan 2005 15:04 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you again for asking me!

I have had the same best friend since the first day of First Grade; in
fact, several of my closest friends have been a part of my life since
early childhood. It sometimes it occurs to me that I take friendship
for granted because I have known it all my life.

So, with my oldest friends, not only are there the usual
characteristics we associate with friendship: compassion, tolerance,
respect ? and lots of laughter -- there is tremendous loyalty and,
much as in a long marriage, shared memories and milestones.

We have stayed friends through triumphs and tragedies; we have
forgiven each other our momentary lapses in patience; words said in
brief spurts of anger. We have seen each other?s best and worst
moments, and have chosen to forgive the bad, accepting that it?s all
of those moments ? all of those experiences and memories, good and bad
-- that bind us.

Another key signature of true friendship: earned, mutual trust. Real
friends don?t break confidences, or go behind each other?s backs. (I
have had ?friends? who have done that.) But real friends also don?t
enable, or collude with you on things you shouldn?t do. Real friends
tell you the truth when hearing the truth is important ? even when it
isn?t pleasant. And when you hear criticism from a real friend, you
know you need to heed it ? even if you really don?t want to (!)
because you know this is a person you can trust; this is a person who
has proven they care about you.

Friendship is not only love but commitment: it is constant; it is
tested, but it never breaks.

From NetPoets:

?Only You,? by Dawn Nissen:

Some famous quotes about friendship from the Holiday Spot:

Another great collection from ?Wisdom Quotes?:
sgtcory-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $4.00
Awesome! I'm still sorry I got the name wrong. That will not happen
again ;-) I really like the idea of a writing class - very intuitive.
Thanks for the great answer!

Subject: Re: For Nancy-ga :: Friendship - What does it mean?
From: probonopublico-ga on 09 Jan 2005 10:45 PST
Thank you for your question.  
However, I believe that to answer it well, your question will require
more time and effort than the average amount of time and effort
associated with this price. Here is a link to guidelines about pricing
your question, in the pricing guide:
Subject: Re: For Nancy-ga :: Friendship - What does it mean?
From: nancylynn-ga on 10 Jan 2005 11:10 PST
Thanks for the question and for the tip! I'm always glad to help a friend :)

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