Wrong Friends are Your Enemies

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We can't live without friends. But if we have made some wrong friends, it may be dangerous for us.

When a friend is an enemy in actual?

Time Wasters: If a friend wastes your time, he is not a friend. Some friends like to meet you at your home or office, like to chat with you for hours, that too on useless things like politics, cricket, gossips etc. Such friends never speak on future plans, projects, causes, serious issues. Some friends make phone calls and chat with you for a long time, of course on useless things.

Some friends want to meet you for some important work, ask you to come at a specific place at a specific time, and you go there on right time. But they never come there on right time, and you have wait for a long time. In this case, you waste your precious time and also get irritated.

Remember that time is precious. Wasting time is the worst thing in your life. So time waster friends are not your friends. You should tell such friends of yours that they should not talk on useless things with you. Better way is to involve them in a project.

Negative Thinkers: Some friends are negative thinkers and always like to blame others. Because of such friends, you yourself can lead to negative thinking.

Backbiters: Some friends like to tell bad things about others. Remember that such friends surely defame you when they talk with others. Such things can create your bad image. True friends always talk about your good qualities while talking with others.

Addicts: Some friends are addicted to liquor, gambling, lottery and other such things. Such friends can attract you to addictions. Further, they always want to borrow money from you, and never return it. Try to de-addict them, and in hopeless cases, keep yourself away from such friends. Never sponsor their addiction by giving money to such friends.

True friends are those who help you and take your help in need, do not waste your time, promote you, talk in brief and like to listen you, respect you, behave like a family member and warn you against wrong things you are doing but do not disclose such things to anyone.

-Mahavir Sanglikar

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Comments 10 comments

buddhaanalysis 2 years ago

Can you please guide if such bad friend qualities you mentioned exists in one of family member then how can oneself avoid them if they are ruining our life?


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Absolutely right.....


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

You are absolutely right, EuroNinila..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

very true.. true friends are rare.. some we find whom we thought true, are just imitations..


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EuroNinila 4 years ago from NYC BABY

Yea, this is true. When you surround yourself with lousy people, you yourself become lousy!


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quicksand 4 years ago

A friend is a blessing indeed. They turn up when you least expect them and need them most.


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fullheartteacher 4 years ago from Philippines

I like the idea of making the right friends in this article. Yes, friends are one of our greatest assets that we have to treasure.The right ones are really hard to find. It needs time to know who are the right friends.


Pandharinath Mhaske 4 years ago

Good observation about people around you,Our time eater,backbiters addicted can not be your friends.One must always in the circle of successful and influential people. Thanks Mahavir.


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tamarawilhite 4 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

Agreed. Friends who never support or reciprocate are not friends. They are simply people around you a lot, like classmates or those on the train at the same time. That does not mean that you must offer emotional intimacy or investment with them.


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SpiffyD 4 years ago from The Caribbean

I liked the content of this hub. Indeed, many times we pick up toxic persons along the way and only realize this a long time after. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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