ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Friend or Friends

Updated on August 18, 2014


Friendship for most people is a combination of affection, loyalty, love, respect, and trust. Most important of all is you have to be truthful and honest to them.

The general traits of a friendship include;

Similar interests, values, mutual respect, equality and an attachment to each other, and in order to experience friendship, you need to have true friends. The emotional safety provided by friendship means not having to weigh your thoughts and measure words. True friendship is when someone knows you better than yourself and takes a position in your best interests when in a crisis. Friendship goes beyond just sharing time together, and it will be long lasting.

What to find from a Friend or Friends

Have similar interests. This probably ties us closer to our friends than many would like to admit. When your interests are totally different and can find nothing to enjoy jointly, time spent together tends to rapidly diminish or may just remain as an acquaintance. Not that we can't still care deeply about the person with whom we no longer share common interests. Keep in touch with that person. Friend/ Friends think the same and always have a common ground.

Have similar values. If values are differing from each other, it's difficult for a long time friendship to survive. Find out a person's principles, standards of behavior and judgment of what is important in life

Have Equality. If one friend needs the support of the other on a consistent basis such that the person depended upon receives no benefit other than the opportunity to support and encourage, while the relationship may be significant and valuable, it can't be said to define a true friendship. Equality is when things are the same in some particular way.

Most of my Friends

What is a true Friend or Friends?

True friend/friends will always think of your well-being

True friend/friends lend a helping hand

True friend/friends won't ask you to compromise your principles.

True friend/friends will not ask you to change for their benefit.

True friend/friends will be a good influence.

True friend/friends will encourage you to live up to your best potential.

Of course, we may have friends who fit all these criteria and maybe more. There still seems to be an x-factor, an attraction that draws people together, friends that will glue you together, more often instantly just like striking a match. There is this spark and you sense that you have known them for some time. When you find these people, they’re like priceless gems, treat them well. They're like finding a home and peace

Where to find True Friends

Most important is to become a true friend yourself. Can you be one? You don't have to make yourself into what you think others would find attractive from you. Simply be yourself without a negative attitude. Learn how to listen and be heard. Smile and be happy.

To find friend/friends you have to be sociable, circulate, when invited to parties do not hesitate, go if there is nothing important to do. If you have travelled and lived in a certain area for years, you’ll find friends. Old school mates, I think this happens a lot to so many. Workplace, a few are bound to be close to you and remain friend/ friends for a long time. There may be circumstances that you’d find them in a place you’ll expect the least.

My University Friends

Conclusion on Friend or Friends

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, to find one real friend or friends, they are like finding a precious gems; take care of them and treasure them.

When people show loyalty to you, you take care of those who are with you. It's how it goes with everything. If you have a small circle of friends, and one of those friends doesn't stay true to you, they won’t stay in that circle for very long.

A true friend will not find it difficult to tell you and correct you when you're wrong. A true friend will confront you with your problem and as quickly as to inform you of facts that you can't see yourself. This should not make you feel bad because that is what true friendship is, to be able to help you and help you to understand. Ask yourself why, simple answer is because they care a lot. Just remember to learn how to reciprocate.

My Conclusion

I LOVE MY FRIENDS! I was in England for 33 years, met and made friends there; I have a few individual friends and groups of friends, from different workplaces, neighbours that have moved. Now, with the internet and social media sites; I am in touch with those miles away to exchange latest stories, write anything we could discuss and send pictures.

Here in the Philippines, I have old schoolmates from various schools from elementary to high school and University. We have small get together, see each other for birthdays, occasional overnight sleep out even if we are all married and we can openly discuss anything, have fun, pour our hearts out and discuss personal matters too.

Who would want more?

My sisters

Feel free to comment

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)