What is family?
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Posted 7/28/10
Feel free to lock if this is already here but I myself could not find it.

My question is just as the title suggests: what is family? Is blood the only way for someone to be in your family? In your own oppinion.

I myself have family by blood that will never be anything more to me. I.E. they cheat. They lie to me and try to use me to their own ends. Saying "I love you" just to get things etc. I also have my little sisters who are not by blood but blood could not make us any closer. We share everything. A simple question I believe. I would love to hear oppinions on both sides of the fence.
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Posted 7/28/10
People I consider "One of us" instead of "One of them". To me, it's not limited by blood.
Posted 7/28/10
Its not limited to flesh and blood.

I consider my closest friends family.

I also consider my dog and cat family and they are a different species <3

Bonding is not limited in blood. Family can hate each other and have no bond at all, whereas a friend is there for you through anything.

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Posted 7/28/10
A family, it's not limited by blood.

there are people in the world, who abuse their own blood children. the children, who are related by blood, is sure to think that the "parents" is not family. unless by some twisted reasoning, yeah, maybe they are family. but back to the point.

and blood could mean less. going by evolution, you're related by everything (from what i understand of it). going by christianity, judaism, muslim, you're related to everyone (from what i understand of the three religions). you're related through blood and genes.

And I find the European (I'm not dissing anyone intentionally, but please forgive me if I accidentally offend anyone) history interesting. There were families killing each other for the throne. And all the royalty in the kingdom was somehow related.......yet they still go to war with each other.... a very interesting yet bloody history.......

In conclusion, in my point of view, don't limit relations by blood.
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Family is where you can feel at home.
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Family are your loved ones, that you have a strong bond with & trust and care dearly about. whether blood related or not.
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Posted 7/28/10

mystic17 wrote:

Family are your loved ones, that you have a strong bond with & trust and care dearly about. whether blood related or not.


couldn't have said it better
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Posted 7/28/10
Family isn't simply blood.

It's friends too.
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Posted 7/29/10
very nice. all of you seem to be in the same mind-set as I am when it comes to this. Most folk I know treat it as very strange when my little sisters and I call eachother family when were not related. I never got it but at least now I know im not the only one who feels that friends can be family too.
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To me, family could mean people who loves and respect and help each other through the hard times but it doesn't just include the immediate family but it could expand to cousins, depending on how close everyone is with each other or even friends of the family that are just very close to each other. Well, that's my opinion and also my family. I don't have any full blooded brother or sisters but my I love my half bro/sis very much!
Posted 7/29/10
Family is sum1 or a group of ppl you trust... n ppl you rely on when u need money =D lol jk
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Posted 7/29/10
Hmm
Kind of different from my line of thinking;
I have family I hate, but because of that I can't disown them or something similar.
Family is relatives, of name-sake, bloodline or conceptual choice. People you marry etc.
But what the word defines and what you consider family could be 2 entirely different things indeed.
I had a dog once that was better family than my dad will ever be, but I guess that doesn't exclude him now does it.

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It's possible to disown a family member, but those cases are the worst cases and not everybody has done that.

Family is a people or group that you entrust. In a way, your friends are part of your family, although you need to develop the bonds with them to make them stronger.
Posted 7/29/10
People/things you love to bits regardless of biological bond.

My brand new X-Box 360 model is the newest edition to my family I f**** LOVE it.

Had some friends round earlier to bask in its glory....

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