friend·ship /ˈfrɛndʃɪp/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[frend-ship] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
|1.||the state of being a friend; association as friends: to value a person's friendship. |
|2.||a friendly relation or intimacy. |
|3.||friendly feeling or disposition. |
How come some people don't understand this concept? Friendship is give and take, not one-sided. When someone takes and takes and takes again, when do they give? Or, do they ever give? Friends don't lie, deceive you, treat you like shit, tell you that you don't matter, etc. I'm pretty sure I am right on target with this, but perhaps I am disillusioned by my own reality of what a friend is. I am a good friend. I care about my friends; I go out of my way sometimes for them. The problem is, nobody is willing to return the favor. I take better care of my friends than I do myself. Maybe I just shouldn't care about friends from this point on. I have a handful of TRUE friends. Maybe thats all I need, a handful. Everyone else should just be an acquaintance and I should hold them with lower regard than my REAL 'friends.' I don't like being taken advantage of and abused. Why do I have to care so much about anyone who cares nothing, not even a little, about me? I'm a fucking human being, too. People are selfish....even moreso to the selfless. The moral is: know the friends who know you, and keep the friends close who keep you close. Thoughts?