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  1. Subscriberdivegeester
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    17 May '15 08:41
    What is/are friends to you?
    What makes a good friend?
    Why are they hard to find?
    Are they hard to find?

    Suggested classification/spectrum:

    God (if you believe in one)
    Spouse
    Offspring
    Sibling
    Soul mate (if you believe in such a concept)
    Long-time childhood chum
    College mate
    Colleague come also friend outside of work
    Online friends you've never met in person
    Work friends
    Valued associates
    Online associates

    Does this summarise and classify "friends" as a spectrum?
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    17 May '15 08:59
    Some of these groups I would refer to as acquaintances - e.g. 'online friends' I have never met - I must know a person well enough to feel she/he is my friend.
  3. Standard memberredbadger
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    17 May '15 09:36
    Originally posted by divegeester
    What is/are friends to you?
    What makes a good friend?
    Why are they hard to find?
    Are they hard to find?

    Suggested classification/spectrum:

    God (if you believe in one)
    Spouse
    Offspring
    Sibling
    Soul mate (if you believe in such a concept)
    Long-time childhood chum
    College mate
    Colleague come also friend outside of work
    Online friends you' ...[text shortened]... lued associates
    Online associates

    Does this summarise and classify "friends" as a spectrum?
    OMG
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    17 May '15 11:40
    Originally posted by divegeester
    What is/are friends to you?
    What makes a good friend?
    Why are they hard to find?
    Are they hard to find?

    Suggested classification/spectrum:

    God (if you believe in one)
    Spouse
    Offspring
    Sibling
    Soul mate (if you believe in such a concept)
    Long-time childhood chum
    College mate
    Colleague come also friend outside of work
    Online friends you' ...[text shortened]... lued associates
    Online associates

    Does this summarise and classify "friends" as a spectrum?
    Casual "friends" anywhere are simply those with whom you share common frames of reference and interests, mutual respect and trust. Close "friends" are the very few you would actually donate an organ to and/or take a bullet for if doing so would spare their life. You never explain when you're being criticized in public: your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe you anyway; neither do you ever complain: your friends are already aware of the personal challenges you're facing and few if any other people within your periphery really give a damn.
  5. Standard memberredbadger
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    17 May '15 15:00
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    I feel the same about my Sister , I can tell her anything and She is always There for me and visa versa. I had a Brother that I was very close to ( my best Friend) but he died suddenly in January.
  6. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    17 May '15 16:34
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Close "friends" are the very few you would actually donate an organ to and/or take a bullet for if doing so would spare their life.
    But what if taking the bullet damages the organ you want to donate?


    P.S Sorry Badger for your loss.
  7. Subscriberrookie54
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    17 May '15 17:27
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Does this summarise and classify "friends" as a spectrum?
    yes...

    but, you seem to have forgotten a very important class of friend...

    the stalker...
  8. Standard memberredbadger
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    18 May '15 08:56
    Originally posted by rookie54
    yes...

    but, you seem to have forgotten a very important class of friend...

    [b]the stalker...
    [/b]
    you rang
  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 May '15 14:11
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    But what if taking the bullet damages the organ you want to donate?


    P.S Sorry Badger for your loss.
    "... donate an organ to and/or take a bullet for if doing so would spare their life."
  10. Standard memberredbadger
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    18 May '15 14:18
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "... donate an organ to [b]and/or take a bullet for if doing so would spare their life."[/b]
    I donated some Sperm .....is that what you mean?
  11. Subscriberdivegeester
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    19 May '15 03:31
    Originally posted by redbadger
    I had a Brother that I was very close to ( my best Friend) but he died suddenly in January.
    This January? Very sorry to read this.
  12. Subscriberdivegeester
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    19 May '15 05:16
    Originally posted by divegeester
    What is/are friends to you?
    What makes a good friend?
    Why are they hard to find?
    Are they hard to find?

    Suggested classification/spectrum:

    God (if you believe in one)
    Spouse
    Offspring
    Sibling
    Soul mate (if you believe in such a concept)
    Long-time childhood chum
    College mate
    Colleague come also friend outside of work
    Online friends you' ...[text shortened]... lued associates
    Online associates

    Does this summarise and classify "friends" as a spectrum?
    Just noticed how this innocuous OP split opinion for some reason.
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    19 May '15 13:05
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Just noticed how this innocuous OP split opinion for some reason.
    "split opinion" or expanded it to include the opinions of others?
  14. Subscriberdivegeester
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    19 May '15 13:27
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "split opinion" or expanded it to include the opinions of others?
    Noticed thumbs up and thumbs down.
  15. SubscriberPonderable
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    22 May '15 12:03
    friendship is meant to be lived, not to be classified!
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