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The Purpose of Friendship
titanic1
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The Purpose of Friendship
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The spiritual core reason for a friendship is that it can—and is meant to—help us change and grow. Friends are people who call us on our issues, push us to grow, and support us through this process. We can't overestimate how important good friends are to our growth in life.

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The Japanese have a term, kenzoku, which translated literally means "family." The connotation suggests a bond between people who've made a similar commitment and who possibly therefore share a similar destiny. It implies the presence of the deepest connection of friendship, of lives lived as comrades from the distant past.

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Many of us have people in our lives with whom we feel the bond described by the word kenzoku. They may be family members, a mother, a brother, a daughter, a cousin. Or a friend from grammar school with whom we haven't talked in decades. Time and distance do nothing to diminish the bond we have with these kinds of friends.

The question then arises: why do we have the kind of chemistry encapsulated by the word kenzoku with only a few people we know and not scores of others? The closer we look for the answer the more elusive it becomes. It may not in fact be possible to know, but the characteristics that define a kenzoku relationship most certainly are.

WHAT DRAWS PEOPLE TOGETHER AS FRIENDS?

Common interests. This probably ties us closer to our friends than many would like to admit. When our interests diverge and we can find nothing to enjoy jointly, time spent together tends to rapidly diminish. Not that we can't still care deeply about friends with whom we no longer share common interests, but it's probably uncommon for such friends to interact on a regular basis.
History. Nothing ties people together, even people with little in common, than having gone through the same difficult experience. As the sole glue to keep friendships whole in the long run, however, it often dries, cracks, and ultimately fails.
Common values. Though not necessarily enough to create a friendship, if values are too divergent, it's difficult for a friendship to thrive.

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Equality. If one friend needs the support of the other on a consistent basis such that the person depended upon receives no benefit other than the opportunity to support and encourage, while the relationship may be significant and valuable, it can't be said to define a true friendship.
WHAT MAKES A FRIEND WORTHY OF THE NAME?

A commitment to your happiness. A true friend is consistently willing to put your happiness before your friendship. It's said that "good advice grates on the ear," but a true friend won't refrain from telling you something you don't want to hear, something that may even risk fracturing the friendship, if hearing it lies in your best interest. A true friend will not lack the mercy to correct you when you're wrong. A true friend will confront you with your drinking problem as quickly as inform you about a malignant-looking skin lesion on your back that you can't see yourself.
Not asking you to place the friendship before your principles. A true friend won't ask you to compromise your principles in the name of your friendship or anything else. Ever.
A good influence. A true friend inspires you to live up to your best potential, not to indulge your basest drives.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hap...friendship
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piequal3because14
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
The purpose of friendship is to be together:)

Look into my eyes to see a Paradise of Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqtHu0XFal0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo7PY4vbQLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTm9ui-26F0
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Alpha Omega
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01-11-2017 11:37 PM

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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
I had a friend in middle school.

And that's it.

Since I grew up I've had a lot of fans, but no friends.

Except my wife of course. She is a true friend.
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Robomont is not Ai
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01-12-2017 12:10 AM

 



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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
Titanic is my friend,i think ,maybe,if hes real.
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jessacow
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
piequal3because14  Wrote: (01-11-2017 10:50 PM)
The purpose of friendship is to be together:)

Exactly. Friends are there for each other. And there is a difference between telling someone a truth they may need to hear but don't want to..and just kicking someone when down and walking away.."for their own good"..

Friends don't get "tired" of each other, they don't get tired of being there for each other.

or is that love?

I always get the two mixed up.

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Ev'rything's a lie and that's a fact
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
better get the book out on this one.
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piequal3because14
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
Jessme  Wrote: (01-12-2017 12:14 AM)
piequal3because14  Wrote: (01-11-2017 10:50 PM)
The purpose of friendship is to be together:)

Exactly. Friends are there for each other. And there is a difference between telling someone a truth they may need to hear but don't want to..and just kicking someone when down and walking away.."for their own good"..

Friends don't get "tired" of each other, they don't get tired of being there for each other.

or is that love?

I always get the two mixed up.
Oh well IMHO just IMHO I think that two eunuch can be good friends:)


Look into my eyes to see a Paradise of Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqtHu0XFal0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo7PY4vbQLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTm9ui-26F0
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
Alpha Omega  Wrote: (01-11-2017 11:37 PM)
I had a friend in middle school.

And that's it.

Since I grew up I've had a lot of fans, but no friends.

Except my wife of course. She is a true friend.

I thought you were gay, lol.
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
Love is usually shittier than friendship.i know a guy who will say he loves you and then try to kill you.christians are that way.
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
titanic1  Wrote: (01-11-2017 10:47 PM)
The spiritual core reason for a friendship is that it can—and is meant to—help us change and grow......

I'm a loner. Friends are a nuisance and a burden. They always want to come over and smoke your weed, drink your beer, and try to borrow money off you just because you're rich. Then they get mad if you say no and stop answering their texts and calls. I have to move every few years just to get the old neighbors off my ass.

A friend is just someone that wants to use you. Humans are parasites. I never seem to be able to benefit from a friendship because none of them have anything I want or need.
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-12-2017 12:20 AM)
titanic1  Wrote: (01-11-2017 10:47 PM)
The spiritual core reason for a friendship is that it can—and is meant to—help us change and grow......

I'm a loner. Friends are a nuisance and a burden. They always want to come over and smoke your weed, drink your beer, and try to borrow money off you just because you're rich. Then they get mad if you say no and stop answering their texts and calls. I have to move every few years just to get the old neighbors off my ass.

A friend is just someone that wants to use you. Humans are parasites. I never seem to be able to benefit from a friendship because none of them have anything I want or need.

Beautiful chuckle
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VM
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
I've known a lot of narcs. Watch out, problem is they can be very hard to identify.
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VM
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
There's friendship and then there's supply.
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titanic1
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
I try to start everyone off as a friend, then notch them down depending on their behavior. Lmao
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VM
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RE: The Purpose of Friendship
What is Narcissistic Supply?

Narcissistic Supply is anything that builds the narcissist’s ego up and re-affirms his feelings of superiority, grandiosity, and entitlement. Examples include:


◾· adulation
◾· compliments
◾· admiration
◾· subservience
◾· attention
◾· being feared
◾· approval
◾· affirmation
◾· respect
◾· applause
◾· celebrity status
◾· money
◾· media notice
◾· sexual conquest


http://thenarcissisticlife.com/narcissistic-supply/
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