Question of the Day – No. 426 What does true friendship mean to you? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 64 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 426” Add yours When one is aligned (mind, emotions and body existing and working in tandem) that’s when one is true A true one will attract true relationships A person projecting an image (ego) will attract from his/shadow subconscious and walk more into lessons and not relationships LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Very true! So in order to get true friendship we need to be true to ourselves first. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply No clue. Never had one. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Was there any point in your life when you thought you had one? LikeLike Reply There were times. LikeLiked by 1 person What changed? LikeLike Agoraphobia. LikeLiked by 1 person What have come to understand about friendship is that it is birthed from a place of love . its not birthed from a place of entitlement , I give to you , you give me back . its birthed from I care about you and all I do is because I love you and I want the best for you . putting others into consideration , being there for people whenever they need you . its not about who calls the most or how many times you check up on each other . its about being there whenever I need you . no matter how long I don’t talk to you , when I say hello , I expect the same fire we used to ignite to flame up again . LikeLiked by 5 people Reply I really love this. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Thank you LikeLike Awesome description! I totally agree with you. Once we start counting who did more of what, the friendship might be dying… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply When someone who gets up at 3am to bail you out of jail…priceless! Not that I’ve been to jail but you get my point. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Yes, I get your point. A person who will do anything for you at any hour is a true friend. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply A relationship that has understanding without judgement. A willingness to sacrifice out of love to help that person without expecting anything in return. LikeLiked by 6 people Reply How many relationships like this do you have (excluding family)? I think I only have one… LikeLike Reply Unfortunately I don’t have anyone anymore. My best friend past away and my other close friend that I grew up with is so far gone into drugs that I had to let her go. I miss having a connection like that though. Maybe one day. LikeLiked by 1 person A true friendship is to be there for each other through thick and thin. True friendship also give and take, not one draining the other. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Totally agree with this, especially with the “not one draining the other”. These “friendships” are hard to handle… LikeLike Reply Someone you can trust not to flee when they see your broken or vulnerable side, someone who trusts you in the same way, a mutual appreciation society, if you will. I have dear, dear friends that I may only talk to once every few years, but we pick up right where we dropped off. I have other friends that daily check ins and “Hey, I know this is a silly thing, but can you weigh in on_____?” Either way, I’m blessed with people in my life that are, as one person put it “My first family. You’re bulletproof.” That kind of love is powerful. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Yes, that kind of love is powerful and it seems you have so much love around. No wonder you can go through everything. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply A true friend is always at your side whatever. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, it is. How many true friends do you have? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You can usually count them on the fingers of one hand. LikeLike True friendship is unconditional love, when being with someone is as effortless as being with yourself because you are truly yourself with them. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply So a true friendship is when the two can really be themselves effortless… nice point of view! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Friendship is something I truly value. Having a friend(s), brings a certain intimacy that’s lacking with parents. You want to be close with your parents but you don’t want to disclose every aspect of your life. If you have great friend(s), you should be able to share your intimate self without feeling judged. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I totally agree with the idea that true friendship “requires” no judgement… it might be the only way true understanding can exist. LikeLike Reply Someone who can stick with you through thick and thin, good times and bad. Is very understanding, caring and sometimes meet together to hang out and just do something that we both enjoy. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Great description! I think these friends are very hard to find… LikeLike Reply I’m not sure why exactly, but that feels like a particularly tough one to answer. I think it has to have something to do with being deeply connected to another person, forming close bonds which allow us to understand each other’s behaviours, thoughts, and so forth, more intimately, at least prospectively, than most other people. It doesn’t have to be that we have something strongly in common, shared experience and existential concerns can be enough, but whether there is a single marker of how this is crystallised is another matter. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply You’re right. Have you ever got to this point to someone? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m honestly not sure, I think I have a few times. I’m certainly not one to talk about superficial matters or create artifice around myself. If I want to speak to a person, I want to connect with them, not exchange meaningless symbols and token gestures. I understand that not everyone wants to be so deeply connected, but I certainly start by always being honest as deeply as I can, on a completely human level. I’ve probably not articulated this very well. How about yourself? LikeLiked by 1 person Besides my wife, I only have one person which left the city so I’m wondering how our relationship will go. LikeLike Acceptance of most of my shenanigans. We can often understand behavior, knowing we don’t have to adopt it, or even fully condone it. They aren’t always there for me. But they are if I really need them. I love ‘em. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply This is interesting! Can you give some examples of when they weren’t there for you? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It would be more the day to day moments. I’m independent…on my own. I can go for weeks without a contact, or months. I believe it to be societal. My friends are at an age where their children have left home. So in the progression of things, they are buckling down for the last push through their careers before they retire. Many of them are paying for their children’s college, which is outrageously expensive. To think people will just lay down their extensive plans for me is self centered on my part. We I do meet with people now and then, by my or their suggestion. It’s nearly impossible to schedule jam sessions with the band I’m in because people are so booked. LikeLiked by 1 person That someone is actually there for you when you need them. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply There is a saying in my culture that true friends can be seen when we face some difficulties. Everybody can be there for you when everything’s good, but that doesn’t apply when hell broke loose. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh, I definitely know that all too well. Over the years I’ve drastically lowered my number of friends due to many of them not being there when I truly needed them. Friendship is a two-way street. LikeLiked by 1 person cant form any friendships, i get close then distant lol, im a nightmare. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How come you get close and then distant? LikeLike Reply True friendship means they don’t repeat the things you say, or talk behind your back. They will provide support and kindness. A true friend will love you even when they disagree with you . LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I love this part -> “A true friend will love you even when they disagree with you .” And in addition, a true friend will tell you his/her opinion, but he/she will still support you if that’s the case. LikeLike Reply A relation where you can be yourself. You can express yourself fully. A friend should stop you from doing wrong, not following you blindly. Being supportive and no ill will against each other. Most importantly, being with you in your bad times. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Very true! In bad times we really need our friends’ support. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Someone you can rely on and who makes you smile LikeLiked by 2 people Reply When was the first time you met a person like this and you became friends? LikeLike Reply I think it takes time to develop relationships like this. I’m meeting new people all the time, and at the same time strengthening connections with those I already know too LikeLiked by 1 person Have you been reading my blog for inspiration😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It seems we synced up pretty well on this topic! 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply True friendship is rare. It comes from people that love you and want to share their lives with you. It’s manifested when an individual actually listens to you. It’s doesn’t waver over time. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Have you ever encountered true friendship? LikeLike Reply Yes I have. My wife, two of my brother-in-laws, and my cousin would all fall into the realm of true friendship. We can pick up a conversation at any time and never does it feel like there’s been lost time. These four people are the ones I can truly count on if and when I need something, and vice-versa. LikeLiked by 1 person Someone who is always willing to listen to what’s going on in your life and has seen you at your worst without judging you. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How many people like that do you have in your life? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So far, no one. I haven’t had anyone I’ve considered a close friend in a long time. LikeLiked by 1 person This question really got me thinking. I am not a pessimist, just a realist – I believe that humans are not capable of true friendship. The true real friendship I envision is like the one I have with God. Omnipresent, always listening, helping, nurturing, caring – I could go on. I have never come across anyone like that, so my views are a bit biased 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Well, when it comes to people, there always is something selfish in their behavior. Maybe more or maybe less, but it’s there… LikeLike Reply Giving, with no expectation of receiving; but still knowing the other person would do the same for you in a heartbeat; the ability to go a long time without seeing each other and just fall back into easy banter; loyalty, being happy for the other person’s successes and sticking with them through thick and thin. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What an awesome description of what true friendship is. How many friends like this do you have? LikeLike Reply I am not sure if I’ve experienced it, yet. But I have an idea of how I want it to be. No different than the friendship between me, myself and I. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Do you think you’ll ever experience it? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I guess the question is How would I know when I do/if I do experience it. 🤦🏾♂️ LikeLike True friends are hard to find, one thing that helped me figure out what a true friendship feels like is reading this article, it gives good advice on what to look for in a friend. https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/g201406/what-makes-good-friend/ LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply to Jonny Pongratz Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.