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Posted on 02/07/2011 3:04:07 PM PST by hawkins
Friendships are an important part of our lives. Ever since we were young, we have formed these relationships with other individuals and they have brought us times of sadness and happiness, exhilaration and frustration. Some of these friendships have been more shallow and superficial while others have been much more strong and long-lasting. As we grow and mature, we discover that these strong, fulfilling friendships require much effort and work to maintain. Thats probably why most people have so few of them. Ive heard many individuals say, on a number of occasions, that they can count the number of good friends they have on one hand.
So, what does it mean to be a friend? A friend, according to the dictionary, is 1 a person whom one knows well and is fond of 2 an ally, supporter, or sympathizer. This, in turn, inspires some questions. Since these relationships are such an important part of our lives, who do we choose to be our friends? Who are we attracted to and want to know more about? Who do we select to fulfill that necessary role of the one who offers us support, encouragement, and when things go wrong, the shoulder to cry on?
Sadly, we many times turn to people...
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Yep, five fingers is about right for me.