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What is your definition of "a friend"?

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I have been asked to offer my own definition of what a friend is. When I thought about it, I realised that many of the cliches do not do the concept justice, because they usually ignore the fact that relatives can be friends too.

What is your definition of "a friend"?

Heres what I have come up with.


A friend is someone whose company you enjoy during a meal around your table.
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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banned#1
a friend to me is someone that stands laughs with me when im happy, and cries with me when im sad
#2
My definition of a friend would be someone who is there for you during the good and the bad times, supports you even when they don't always agree and even if you don't see each other for a while, they are always there for you

http://www.mycrunkspace.com/content/graphics/952863d0e65515d14994990b11257698.jpg
#3
[QUOTE=fireheaven]My definition of a friend would be someone who is there for you during the good and the bad time, supports you even when they don't always agree and even if you don't see each other for a while, they are always there for you

Ditto that.
And you wish they didn't jump off that bridge 'cos it hurts when they are no longer around.
#4
a real friend is someone that even when you dont see them for weeks on end, you still make an effort to see that they ok, make sure they know there not unimportant just diffcult to get round to seeing. and ask how they are even when your own world is falling apart around you.

my very best friend in the world has had cancer twice in the last 5 years and i lost my dad and my little baby son in that time too, but we both always made sure we asked how the other was and listened to eachother. or even just sat there and cry or sat there and laughed about other things. she's my best friend and the best friend anyone could have :)
#5
A friend is someone who is there for you through thick and thin and will always be completely honest with you even if it's something you don't want to hear
#6
A friend is someone who has a fit boyfriend and one day when you are drunk, you accidentally sleep with the boyfriend, then you forgive the friend cos it was a mistake and he can't of been much of a boyfriend. A good friendship conquers all!
#7
TamaraKnight
A friend is someone who has a fit boyfriend and one day when you are drunk, you accidentally sleep with the boyfriend, then you forgive the friend cos it was a mistake and he can't of been much of a boyfriend. A good friendship conquers all!



:w00t: Who needs enemies with a friend like that :whistling:
#8
For me, someone who I know will be there no matter what - and go out of their way to do so if need be. Also with my closest friends (a couple of us have known each other from school/college days) it's the way that because of having our own families, jobs etc.. we may not see each other for a few months but you can pick up the phone or meet up and it's as if we saw each other only yesterday. I truely love and value my best friends :).
#9
Let me turn this around a little.....

A Friend to me is......... Someone who doesnt tell me that they are ill and can't come on a holiday that we had planned together for 5 months and then the day after the holiday starts she texts me to tell me she is in Milan with an ugly farty rich bloke shopping for Gucci shoes !

That is what a friend wouldn't do!
#10
TamaraKnight
A friend is someone who has a fit boyfriend and one day when you are drunk, you accidentally sleep with the boyfriend, then you forgive the friend cos it was a mistake and he can't of been much of a boyfriend. A good friendship conquers all!



yeah right!!! there will be some deep deep trust issues being swept under the carpet there imo :thumbsup:
#11
moschino
:w00t: Who needs enemies with a friend like that :whistling:

She was and still is one of my best mates. I did flip my lid at her, but she has been with me through a lot of carp in the past (even though she did this to me), love is blind sometimes and that includes love in friendships.
#12
Can't define this as it's too hard. I have a few friends and these are people i'll drop everything for and they'd do and have done the same.
#13
TamaraKnight
She was and still is one of my best mates. I did flip my lid at her, but she has been with me through a lot of carp in the past (even though she did this to me), love is blind sometimes and that includes love in friendships.


You must be a very forgiving person then hunny cause i think i would have severed all contact with her and him. After i had kicked boths butts of course :whistling:

Good for you though for staying strong and coming out the other side :thumbsup:
#14
Friendship
First published Tue May 17, 2005 http://www.seop.leeds.ac.uk/entries/friendship/.

Friendship, as understood here, is a distinctively personal relationship that is grounded in a concern on the part of each friend for the welfare of the other, for the other's sake, and that involves some degree of intimacy. As such, friendship is undoubtedly central to our lives, in part because the special concern we have for our friends must have a place within a broader set of concerns, including moral concerns, and in part because our friends can help shape who we are as persons. Given this centrality, important questions arise concerning the justification of friendship and, in this context, whether it is permissible to “trade up” when someone new comes along, as well as concerning the possibility of reconciling the demands of friendship with the demands of morality in cases in which the two seem to conflict.

1. Nature of Friendship
1.1 Mutual Caring
1.2 Intimacy
1.3 Shared Activity
2. Value and Justification of Friendship
2.1 Individual Value
2.2 Social Value
3. Friendship and Moral Theory
- Bibliography
- Other Internet Resources
- Related Entries
1 Like #15
A friend is someone who knows everything about you and loves you anyway!!!
#16
A friend is someone who is there by your side when you need them before you've even hung up the phone
#17
My definition of being a friend is - I'm the girl who would brighten up everyone's day, even if I couldn't brighten up my own!
#18
A friend is someone who will always be there for you even if they feel like they have thr weight of the world on their sholders, anwser late night phone walls just to make sure their friend is ok. Cry with them when there upset and dont push them to be happy. Will stand by you no matter how many stupid mistakes you make in life with college/work/family/parteners. Will tell you the truth even if it hurts, after arguments can make up within and act like nothing happened, does not hold grudges or bring up the past when they know how much it upsets you. Will love you and always be by you're side even when they feel like you are not supporting them, because deep down they know you are. Someone who you cant spend hours with and still have things to talk about but also not see for ages and dont act like you are a stranger when they see you again. Someone who will not cancle plans just to be with their partner. Will live at you're house for a week and still have things to talk about when they go home,Someone who will not get mad if you wake them up crying no matter how stupid what you're crying over is. Someone you can tell anything to no matter how embarssing it us *takes breath*
and finally someone who will not take a drink off you but help you get homeand pick you up off the floor
#19
A good friend will come and bail you out of jail, but a true friend will be sitting there with you saying, ‘Damn…wasn’t that fun!’
#20
For me it's someone who is there for you(or you for them) through thick and thin - for better or for worse.

Pretty similar to the ideology of marriage - in that case though..... best laid plans n' all that etc etc.
#21
X_vampiress_X
A friend is someone who will always be there for you even if they feel like they have thr weight of the world on their sholders, anwser late night phone walls just to make sure their friend is ok. Cry with them when there upset and dont push them to be happy. Will stand by you no matter how many stupid mistakes you make in life with college/work/family/parteners. Will tell you the truth even if it hurts, after arguments can make up within and act like nothing happened, does not hold grudges or bring up the past when they know how much it upsets you. Will love you and always be by you're side even when they feel like you are not supporting them, because deep down they know you are. Someone who you cant spend hours with and still have things to talk about but also not see for ages and dont act like you are a stranger when they see you again. Someone who will not cancle plans just to be with their partner. Will live at you're house for a week and still have things to talk about when they go home,Someone who will not get mad if you wake them up crying no matter how stupid what you're crying over is. Someone you can tell anything to no matter how embarssing it us *takes breath*
and finally someone who will not take a drink off you but help you get homeand pick you up off the floor


care to elaborate a little?:-D

bellabonkers
A good friend will come and bail you out of jail, but a true friend will be sitting there with you saying, ‘Damn…wasn’t that fun!’


Lol - guess your my new friend lil lady:w00t:
#22
lol my post was semi in jest but the theory behind it is still the same. a true friend is there for you no matter what. and likewise, you for them.
someone you can share good times and bad times with, someone you can confide in and you know that no matter what they will be there for you. Someone that cares, and loves you just as you are. :)
#23
bellabonkers
lol my post was semi in jest but the theory behind it is still the same. a true friend is there for you no matter what. and likewise, you for them.
someone you can share good times and bad times with, someone you can confide in and you know that no matter what they will be there for you. Someone that cares, and loves you just as you are. :)


Bella my dearest.....marry me!:w00t:
#24
robtallica
Bella my dearest.....marry me!:w00t:


lol get down on one knee then :thumbsup:
#25
bellabonkers
lol get down on one knee then :thumbsup:


ooooo a traditionalist too! - even more enticing.
banned 1 Like #26
I ask my friend to leave me alone she doesn't. I ask her to help me, she does whatever she can. I tell her my problems, she listens. I ask her to hold my hand, she does. I want her love, and every time I need it, its there. When she wants leaving alone, or some help, tells me her problems, or needs my love or a helping hand, I feel like I dont help at all.

I suppose my definition would be 'no matter what a waste of space you are, your friend is still there being a friend'
suspended 3 Likes #27
got quite a few friends and all of them mean something different to me in thier own special way ... no two friends are the same they are all unique and i luv em all :-D

a best friend though

http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/6487/mybestfriendig0.gif
#28
Someone that you know will always hang out with you even if you havent seen them for a year
I honestly have no friends :-( - i had 3 close ones but since they went to uni i havent seen them since a year ago and only spoken to them once - its kinda hard to go out and have a life if you dont have any friends to go out with -Dont take em for granted

Friends are company
#29
dandoc2;3208994
Someone that you know will always hang out with you even if you havent seen them for a year
I honestly have no friends :-( - i had 3 close ones but since they went to uni i havent seen them since a year ago and only spoken to them once - its kinda hard to go out and have a life if you dont have any friends to go out with -Dont take em for granted

Friends are company


Perhaps you could pop to one of your old mates uni town for a weekend out on the lash. Do you not meet like-minded people at work ? :?

The majority of my friendships were made at old workplaces, it involved all of us making effort, sometimes one more than the other. :)
#30
choc1969
Perhaps you could pop to one of your old mates uni town for a weekend out on the lash. Do you not meet like-minded people at work ? :?

The majority of my friendships were made at old workplaces, it involved all of us making effort, sometimes one more than the other. :)


Ive been unemployed for about 6months didnt really like the people i worked with before that
Nearest uni person is plymouth - then newcastle - plus they never contact me when they are back for a few weeks over the holiday which is cruel - i always seem to the friend that has to contact my mates to do stuff

I start my police training next month ( my new job as a pcso) in london for 6 weeks so at least i will have some people to hang with then - but after that im going to be working all the time
#31
dandoc2;3209802
Ive been unemployed for about 6months didnt really like the people i worked with before that
Nearest uni person is plymouth - then newcastle - plus they never contact me when they are back for a few weeks over the holiday which is cruel - i always seem to the friend that has to contact my mates to do stuff

I start my police training next month ( my new job as a pcso) in london for 6 weeks so at least i will have some people to hang with then - but after that im going to be working all the time


I have a few mates in the police force and they have a huge social scene, so chin up hun, things are looking up. :-D
banned#32
dandoc2
Ive been unemployed for about 6months didnt really like the people i worked with before that
Nearest uni person is plymouth - then newcastle - plus they never contact me when they are back for a few weeks over the holiday which is cruel - i always seem to the friend that has to contact my mates to do stuff

I start my police training next month ( my new job as a pcso) in london for 6 weeks so at least i will have some people to hang with then - but after that im going to be working all the time


Good Luck with your new job x x
#33
DLM
Good Luck with your new job x x


Thanks been waiting 6 months for it -wasnt easy ti get into - Had to fill in competency forms to apply - then wait 2 months to have that marked and be asked along for an interview 1 month - in which you had to have a role play - interview and written exam - 1 month later then if you pass that you have to take a fitness test - bleep and strength - 1 month later i passed so :w00t: - Now i have to pass a 6 week training course - then i start
#34
Liddle ol' me
Friendship
First published Tue May 17, 2005 http://www.seop.leeds.ac.uk/entries/friendship/.

Friendship, as understood here, is a distinctively personal relationship that is grounded in a concern on the part of each friend for the welfare of the other, for the other's sake, and that involves some degree of intimacy. As such, friendship is undoubtedly central to our lives, in part because the special concern we have for our friends must have a place within a broader set of concerns, including moral concerns, and in part because our friends can help shape who we are as persons. Given this centrality, important questions arise concerning the justification of friendship and, in this context, whether it is permissible to “trade up” when someone new comes along, as well as concerning the possibility of reconciling the demands of friendship with the demands of morality in cases in which the two seem to conflict.

1. Nature of Friendship
1.1 Mutual Caring
1.2 Intimacy
1.3 Shared Activity
2. Value and Justification of Friendship
2.1 Individual Value
2.2 Social Value
3. Friendship and Moral Theory
- Bibliography
- Other Internet Resources
- Related Entries


yeah nice one, i think the op was wanting real emotive responses rather than an abridged version of some website, well googled tho :?
banned#35
dandoc2
Thanks been waiting 6 months for it -wasnt easy ti get into - Had to fill in competency forms to apply - then wait 2 months to have that marked and be asked along for an interview 1 month - in which you had to have a role play - interview and written exam - 1 month later then if you pass that you have to take a fitness test - bleep and strength - 1 month later i passed so :w00t: - Now i have to pass a 6 week training course - then i start


I have a pile of application forms to fill in!

I am so not motivated, i feel lost in a sea of unemployment.
#36
DLM;3210284
I have a pile of application forms to fill in!

I am so not motivated, i feel lost in a sea of unemployment.


I hate filling in application forms so know where you're coming from. Luckily agencies only ask for a cv so I can just fire one off.

Good luck with your search hun, it will be worth it in the end, :thumbsup:
1 Like #37
nicki3668
got quite a few friends and all of them mean something different to me in thier own special way ... no two friends are the same they are all unique and i luv em all :-D

a best friend though

http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/6487/mybestfriendig0.gif


That was absolutely beautiful Nikki and i've given you some well deserved rep for it. :thumbsup:

A great friend is someone that is there for you throughout the good and bad times, that can make you laugh when you really need it and will drop everything at the drop of a hat to be there for you but it's not just about take take take, it's all about remembering they've been there for you throughout all the important moments of your life and returning the favour over and over again.

If you can find someone of the opposite sex to do this, then you need to make them your wife/husband and someone very special was always there for me during my time in the hospital and will never be forgotten and even made me very emotional over it.

She feels like my guardian angel because she's always there at the right time, even if I don't ask her to and knows when I'm down.......even without having contact....this is why I 'll never let her down and will do everything in my power to make this very special girl happier than she's ever been.

I always count the moments until we speak or see each other again and miss her like crazy and I've never found it so hard to say bye to anyone before but my whole world revolves around her and always will.

She's my best friend and my future wife and I can't imagine my life without her. :-D
#38
A friend is someone whos there when you need them, someone you can sit in silence without feeling awkward, laugh until you cry and will take you to the hospital at 3 in the morning cos you fell over the kids garage and broke yer leg :thumbsup:
#39
"The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend" :evil:
#40
mummyspam1985
a real friend is someone that even when you dont see them for weeks on end, you still make an effort to see that they ok, make sure they know there not unimportant just diffcult to get round to seeing. and ask how they are even when your own world is falling apart around you.
:)



Very true and that is what my friend did tonite :-D

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