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  1. rokman nash
    My friend Dave has been thinking about friendship lately. What constitutes a true friend? Is a friend someone who covers for your fuck-ups? Is a friend someone who will tell you what you don't want to hear, but need to(whether you feel you need to hear it or not)?

    Dave thinks that possibly its a combination of the two. A true friend should be able to reason with you (without fear of retribution), and also say what they feel you need to hear, regardless of your personal feelings.

    Dave is the type of guy who wants EVERYHING to go his way with no arguments, bullshit, etc.

    He has come to realize that your true friends come when you least expect it, and has developed a true friendship, that he would have never expected. This will make Dave a better person in the long run, and to be honest this took Dave by complete surprise.

    He feels feels truly that this friendship (that he didn't expect) was destined, and that he will benefit greatly (as he hopes they do), and everybody will win.

    Take it as it comes people and never make decisions on the fly.

    Good thoughts

Comments

  1. dyingtomorrow
    That's a really good question.

    SWIM probably leans too heavily towards the side of enabling his friends to do whatever they want, even if it is bad. He has a huge thing about free will and doing what you want whenever you want. He does however speak up when it is "dangerous," but not necessarily "immoral."

    SWIM thinks it might be hard to find the type of person that is a perfect balance of the two, but that maybe having some friends of each type is the best way to go, if you can manage it. But I suppose like you say, a true friend would be the perfect balance.

    SWIM is very glad to hear about Dave's happiness; interesting thoughts too!
  2. Dissociative
    I agree with you. I also believe that a true friends is someone who truly cares about you, but will follow you and in whatever you might be doing. I personally miss the value of having a true friend. I have moved and no longer have one anymore. There is nothing better then having a true friend by your side.
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