Define Friend…

How do you define friend? Not a dictionary definition, but like this fellow blogger did.

Let me know below!

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noun

1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.                         2. a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter:                                                                            3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile                          4. a member of the same nation, party, etc.                                                                                                 5. (initial capital letter) a member of the Religious Society of Friends; a Quaker.                                                                                                                                                                               6. a person associated with another as a contact on a social-media website:

Well, there’s the Websters Dictionary version.  But how would you define friend?  I think 1&2 are the real definitions of a friend, the rest I would consider an acquaintance.  So why do we call all 1286, or whatever the number may be, people on our Facebook page our “Friends”?  I have 7, and only 2 come even close to being a real friend.  Not that I don’t like the others, but let’s keep it…

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15 thoughts on “Define Friend…

    • Sounds like something Snoopy would say. (I think he’s making a comeback.)

      You need to email me about Goodreads, too. I’m doing a post about my issues there for next week. Plus I may want you to read my latest book. Plus other things…

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  1. My definition has changed lately. I believe it is someone with whom you share a true affinity, and the occasion to share it. In modern times, such friendships flourish on social media as well as in real life. Thanks for the thought-provoking post!

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    • I agree. I spend more time chatting/talking with friends on social media than many of my friends in what used to be called real life – why call it that? Like the people I know online aren’t real? They’re real, all right, and they’re good friends!

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