Friends and Enemies:

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    Feb 18, 2010 9:28 PM GMT
    I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.

    Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

    Champagne for my best friends, real pain for my sham friends.

    Money can't buy you friends, but it can get you a better class enemy..
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    Feb 18, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
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    Right, so I love my friends! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 18, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    Soulasphyx saidUm....


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    Right, so I love my friends! icon_biggrin.gif


    Me too. If they are a true friend I'll stand by them till death; they just have to get there first.
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    Feb 19, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    I'm not sure how we are supposed to respond to your topic, Pattison. Your statements are half proverb-ish, and too coded to really discern what it is you're trying to say.

    My good friends aren't the ones that "got there first." They HAVE been there the longest, however. As life goes on I meet new friends. Some that I like more, some less... everyone's friends are constantly evolving, changing, and cycling. And of course friendship is going to help someone feel better after loosing a loved one, of any kind. That's what friends are there for.

    And the money statement seems.. completely out of left field. Richer people have more enemies than friends, in relation to poorer people? The same could be said with rude people V.S. nice people. Or (according to some topics on RJ).. fat people V.S. skinny people.

    In order to reply to you more accurately (which is the entire purpose of the forums) I think we need help to understand what your point, or question is.

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    Feb 19, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    Did someone say frienemies?
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    Feb 19, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    I treat my good friends like gold from heaven. They are priceless and have been that way for years. They are my family. Love from boyfriends and lovers has come and gone. The love of my friends is always there.
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    Feb 19, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    KentuckyTuss saidI'm not sure how we are supposed to respond to your topic, Pattison. Your statements are half proverb-ish, and too coded to really discern what it is you're trying to say.

    My good friends aren't the ones that "got there first." They HAVE been there the longest, however. As life goes on I meet new friends. Some that I like more, some less... everyone's friends are constantly evolving, changing, and cycling. And of course friendship is going to help someone feel better after loosing a loved one, of any kind. That's what friends are there for.

    And the money statement seems.. completely out of left field. Richer people have more enemies than friends, in relation to poorer people? The same could be said with rude people V.S. nice people. Or (according to some topics on RJ).. fat people V.S. skinny people.

    In order to reply to you more accurately (which is the entire purpose of the forums) I think we need help to understand what your point, or question is.



    Oh I know what I meant, but it's up to your interpretation, even if one is clear, there still will be misunderstanding. I feel you did very well.

    I feel they were just truths about life.
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    Feb 19, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    KissingPro saidI treat my good friends like gold from heaven. They are priceless and have been that way for years. They are my family. Love from boyfriends and lovers has come and gone. The love of my friends is always there.


    Truly good points. Being an orphan, from divorcing my family at 18, my friends have become my family. But the few gay men I let in my life from 20 years ago, are still in my life, until death takes them away.
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    Feb 19, 2010 8:51 AM GMT
    KissingPro saidI treat my good friends like gold from heaven. They are priceless and have been that way for years. They are my family. Love from boyfriends and lovers has come and gone. The love of my friends is always there.



    Nothing but the truth.
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    Feb 19, 2010 3:24 PM GMT
    Pattison saidI do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.

    Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

    Champagne for my best friends, real pain for my sham friends.

    Money can't buy you friends, but it can get you a better class enemy..



    First statement sounds like it would come from someone who is questioning the strength of a friendship, hence the statement "I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best..." so to me cause I think way to much in the morning (after coffee and hot oatmeal icon_smile.gif ) it sounds like you are doubting why you should even bother with your so called "friends" or bother to care or to make more, sort of like that rut someone gets into after a day when things go wrong and the one person you turn to albeit it your "best" friend and they turn you down as well and you just snap because of it icon_confused.gif

    Second statement could be another reflection of how you got turned down when you pursued someone and they only wanted to be friends. Again just a thought.

    Third one, classing your friends, first class you care about, second class you don't really care about, etc.

    Finally the last statement, sorta like oh I don't know a line from a movie.....wait are these lines from a movie?

    I'm lost now..........icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 20, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
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    Pattison saidI do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.

    Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

    Champagne for my best friends, real pain for my sham friends.

    Money can't buy you friends, but it can get you a better class enemy..



    First statement sounds like it would come from someone who is questioning the strength of a friendship, hence the statement "I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best..." so to me cause I think way to much in the morning (after coffee and hot oatmeal icon_smile.gif ) it sounds like you are doubting why you should even bother with your so called "friends" or bother to care or to make more, sort of like that rut someone gets into after a day when things go wrong and the one person you turn to albeit it your "best" friend and they turn you down as well and you just snap because of it icon_confused.gif

    Second statement could be another reflection of how you got turned down when you pursued someone and they only wanted to be friends. Again just a thought.

    Third one, classing your friends, first class you care about, second class you don't really care about, etc.

    Finally the last statement, sorta like oh I don't know a line from a movie.....wait are these lines from a movie?

    I'm lost now..........icon_rolleyes.gif


    These were nothing but truths about life, but not really a reflection of my relationships with people. The friends I let into my life, I cherish. The second one is more the opposite way around, than you think it may be. If it was it include my life. When My Russian love had to go home to Russia. I was in need of a friend at that time, and let a good looking young guy into my life, all the guys where going gaga over him, and I was the first guy he met that he went gaga over, yet I just did not feel the same; and on his behalf he all went bitter.

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    Feb 20, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
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    KissingPro saidI treat my good friends like gold from heaven. They are priceless and have been that way for years. They are my family. Love from boyfriends and lovers has come and gone. The love of my friends is always there.



    Nothing but the truth.


    Yes and in many ways thats what makes it so sad. But then the truth is not always nice or kind.

    The two gay men I let into my life as fair back as 20 years ago, the foundations of these two relationships was friendship, One is still with me and the other was taken away by death. So my gay lovers over the past 20 years have not been people that have just come and gone with the wind.
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    Feb 25, 2010 2:21 AM GMT

    No friendship is 50/50. 70/30 60/40 at best. realizing that will make you a better friend. What you give as a friend should be selfless w/ the realization that might not be returned, then you have no disappointments.
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    Feb 25, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    I believe no matter good a friendship is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while, and you must forgive them for that.
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    Feb 25, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    You don't have to change friends, if we understand friends change.
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    Feb 25, 2010 7:56 PM GMT
    I believe you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life........ But no matter how we feel, we are still responsible for our actions.
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    Feb 25, 2010 8:12 PM GMT