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What is a real friend?

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Twallgirl Wallace Profile

https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/teenagers/whiteboard-animations/whats-a-real-friend/

This is a really good video that I have shared with so many, no matter what their age. There is  proverb that says: " There exists a friend who sticks closer than a brother". A true friend will be there for you through thick and thin. Good or bad. A true friend tells you the truth even when you don't want to hear it. Hope this video is helpful  to you

Kaylee Abey Profile
Kaylee Abey answered

A good friend may not talk to you all the time and may not be closest by distance.. But drops everything when you need them.. They’ll always lift you up not matter what

zohair shaikh Profile
zohair shaikh answered

The real friend is that. Which works in trouble.

Concern Wright Profile
Concern Wright answered

ANONYMOUS.........FAKE FRIENDS ARE EASY TO COME BY, BUT HOW CAN YOU FIND A TRUE FRIEND?

MAKING FRIENDS IS NOT ALWAYS EASY WHEN YOU ARE YOUNG OR UP IN AGE.  MOST PEOPLE FEEL IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE GOOD FRIENDS.  WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A FRIEND?  WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE A LASTING FRIENDSHIP?  BUT, THE QUESTION IS HOW CAN YOU BE A GOOD FRIEND?

CONSIDER:   

1.    SHOW THAT YOU REALLY CARE

TRUE FRIENDSHIP INVOLVES COMMITMENT.  IN OTHER WORDS, A GOOD FRIEND FEELS A RESPONSIBILITY TOWARD YOU AND HE REALLY CARES ABOUT YOU.  OF COURSE, SUCH COMMITMENT IS TWO-WAY, AND IT REQUIRES HARD WORK AND SACRIFICE ON BOTH SIDES.    REMEMBER, TO HAVE A GOOD FRIEND, YOU FIRST NEED TO BE A GOOD FRIEND.

2.    WHAT PEOPLE LOOK FOR IN A FRIEND

START BY WANTING TO BE A GOOD FRIEND YOURSELF.  BE GENEROUS IN SHOWING AFFECTION AND PERSONAL INTEREST.  AND BE WILLING TO SACRIFICE YOUR TIME WHEN YOU ARE NEEDED.

THE BIBLE TELLS US:  "JUST AS YOU WANT MEN TO DO TO YOU,  DO THE SAME WAY TO THEM.  PRACTICE GIVING, AND PEOPLE WILL GIVE TO YOU".  (LUKE 6:31, 38)

3.    BE A GOOD COMMUNICATOR

A TRUE FRIENDSHIP CANNOT FLOURISH WITHOUT REGULAR COMMUNICATION.  SO TALK TOGETHER ABOUT THE INTERESTS YOU SHARE.  LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR FRIEND HAS TO SAY,  AND RESPECT HIS OPINIONS.  WHENEVER POSSIBLE, COMMEND AND ENCOURAGE HIM.

4.    HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

THE CLOSER WE GET TO A FRIEND, THE MORE LIKELY WE ARE TO SEE HIS FLAWS.  OUR FRIENDS ARE NOT PERFECT, BUT NEITHER ARE WE.  THEREFORE, WE SHOULD NEVER EXPECT OR DEMAND PERFECTION FROM THE PEOPLE WE BEFRIEND.  RATHER, IT IS GOOD TO CHERISH THEIR VIRTUES AND TO MAKE ALLOWANCES FOR THEIR  MISTAKES.

5.    WIDEN YOUR CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

IT'S TRUE WE NEED TO BE SELECTIVE ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE BEFRIEND.  BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN NARROWING OUR CHOICE OF FRIENDS TO THOSE OF A CERTAIN AGE OR UPBRINGING.  TAKE AN INTEREST IN PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS, AND NATIONALITIES CAN TRULY ENRICH OUR LIVES.

WHEN YOU WIDEN YOUR FRIENDS IT GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO MATURE AS A PERSON.  WHEN YOU LEARN TO GET ALONG WITH PEOPLE OF ALL AGES THAT WILL MAKE YOU MORE OUTGOING AND ADAPTABLE.

LASTLY;    ACCEPT THE FACT THAT YOUR FRIENDS WILL MAKE MISTAKES.  WHEN PROBLEMS ARISE, WE DO WELL TO RESOLVE THEM QUICKLY AND TRY HARD TO FORGET.

Richard James Profile
Richard James answered

Hello! A real friend is someone whom you can count on
whenever you really need help. He/she is that person who will tell you without
any fear about your wrongdoings and prevent you from falling down in the abyss.
A true friend is a person just like your mother, who cares for you and with
whom you can have a good time.


Nealious James Profile
Nealious James answered

Hello! I suppose that’s someone who is always around
to support you in life! Real friends are very rare and since nowadays people
are mostly busy with their professional life, it’s even hard to concentrate on
the strengthening of relationships. Those who care for you will easily be
differentiated; you will know who they are without much effort!

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