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Why do people need friends?
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Ever since childhood I've been deceived by people, now I've got lots of friends and 1 best friend. One kid in my class (He is good-looking,kind,smart,athletic) we've known each other ever since childhood he would always stand up for me and stuff. I think of him as a friend but I don't think he thinks the same way of me . Today we where talking about friends ,since he has lots of friends I asked : Are these people all your friends? He answered by a question by saying : Why do people need friends? I said : Um... To tell secrets to, have fun--- I had nothing important to say so I felt really dumb. He then said that he doesn't need all these people and that these people are only acquittance, and that his only friends are his family because since they share the same blood it's hard for them to deceive each others. I want to proof him that having friends is something important.... He really cares for others so it surprised me that that's what his thoughts where.

Also my family and teachers always tell me that I should make friends that don't waste their time only in having fun. They want me to have a good education apparently. But when I changed friends because they said they didn't want to be friends with me anymore, and got new friends with good grades...My grades went from an 80% to an 94%... I don't want to think like my parents...

So here are my questions : Why do people need friends? Is having friends a necessity? Why?

o: Sorry for the title's typo.
Posted 6/20/08
Yeah... Everyone needs a friend, having one won't make you feel lonely.....
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I guess everyone needs someone to depend on and trust. Something like it's something you must have to live longer.
Posted 6/20/08
you need someone to boss around. you also need someone when you need to play tag. so thats why you need friends. of course the tag thing is only when your like in 1st-3rd grade. when in middle school and highschool friends means your status in the social ladder. more friends usually means your high up there. less friends means your down there.
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so we can have someone to use
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^ Brutal but so true.

We use our friends so we won't feel lonely, have someone to bitch about our problems to, borrow money from, copy homework off of, and a whole bunch of other things.
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Friends are a part of growing up. As a human, you experience socioemotional changes that direct you towards identifying yourself with people of similar gait, interest, or what not. In short, it's natural to simply associate yourself with other people, because above all and end all, the human being is a social being. Unless you were brought up in an environment that makes you wary of such intrapersonal relationships (i.e. abusive environment, etc.), then your tendency to mingle with other people is really something that happens naturally.

Deciding whether or not friends are necessary simply out of the value of utility is a very crude measure of friendship. The definition of who is a "friend" can be highly subjective (especially for an adolescent), but understanding the need for acquaintances or individuals to reaffirm your actions is all but necessary. If it's an issue of trust, then you'll simply delimit details from your friend ~ and that doesn't mean you're not being a good friend.

You'll probably discover that friendships are fluid entities, and their meaning transforms as you move on through life. If you're fortunate to have a friend who was with you from grade school, all the way up to the time you're working in the corporate world, then you'll realize that friendship really is more than simply having someone to have fun with or tell secrets to. It's about someone who is your emotional support, your "diabolical second half" ~ basically that person that kept you sane and made the journey a little less lonesome.

And there is nothing wrong with this. No one said you're not allowed to have fun. Just enjoy the company of your acquaintances, and as the years go by, you'll eventually figure out who your "real" friends are. Cliche, but true.
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i need a friend with wings....

Posted 6/20/08
wut the . . . . You need a friend to use durr.
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yeah, everybody needs AT LEAST one, so u wont be feeling loleny, felling loleny is really bad
Posted 6/20/08
We need friends to keep us company.
I keep my friends so I can have someone to talk to when I've nothing else to do; It also allows me to exchange information for class purposes.
I'll do half of my homework and my friend will do the other half; Give and Take
They're also needed when you need someone to honestly listen to your problems.
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pinsel wrote:


lolos123 wrote:

yeah, everybody needs AT LEAST one, so u wont be feeling loleny, felling loleny is really bad


hey, how come emo people are lonely even if there are a lot of them?..........


really? hmmm, maybe cause they are loleny? find wikipedia.org for info.
Posted 6/20/08

pinsel wrote:


lolos123 wrote:

yeah, everybody needs AT LEAST one, so u wont be feeling loleny, felling loleny is really bad


hey, how come emo people are lonely even if there are a lot of them?..........


They won't die if they aren't lonely.
Posted 6/20/08
they comfort you, support you, love you, you won't be lonely, and someone to share your problems & secrets with, and getting advices XD making memories & sharing fun times together~
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because u'd feel so....umm.......lonely? i can't think of another way to put it
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