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I Think Real Friends Are There When It Counts

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    A True Friend Steps In

    Long ago a friend told me this and have carried in my heart and mind ever since...A TRUE FRIEND WILL STEP IN WHEN IT SEEMS THE WHOLE WORLD HAS STEPPED OUT".....over the years I have found this to be ture and like Walt Whitman said: " I no doubt deserve my enimenes but I don't...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M Oct 22, 2011

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    Actually I don't think good friends are rare. I just think it hard to manage to many relationships. So I just keep a few good friends and the expand my relationships with people's...
    louisthe17th louisthe17th 46-50, M Feb 4

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    What are "good" friends these days? I'm finding out that no one really has that answer, nor are people "good" friends with people now for more than 10 years or shorter than....even...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    they are a treasure that you find in life's journey. I do everything I can to keep them, but when they need to move on I let them go letting them know my friendship is steady true...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have just a few. Here, Marie-Claude, Pierre, and Thomas. At home another seven good, close friends.... They do matter, as a support-structure.
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    when you loose contact with someone whom you never intended to lose contact with,then out peer luck you reconect. it's a good feeling
    timidher timidher 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    YES .. YES .. YES .. they are very rare, & that's agonizing. :'-(
    Dolunay80 Dolunay80 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 12

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    A Menagerie of AcquaintancesI have met so many people online over the years. I remember the first site I used to chat was IRC circa 1994. It was awesome to think that you could log...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 7

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    When I think of online friends, I think of them as pen-pals. Like how it worked before the internet: writing out a letter and sending it to another state or country with maybe a...
    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    The Internet is just one way to communicate with people. Internet friends are people sending text messages to each other. That friendship can then be taken further and people can...
    Einwulf Einwulf 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 14

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    I play many games and people respect me there because they don't know what I look like how I talk or anything like that a lot of my friends are on the internet people say its bad I...
    wintter54 wintter54 16-17, F Feb 5

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    Something really sad happened recently. One of my close work friends met one of my schoolfriend's. My work friend asked my school friend if she's friends with me and the school...
    mebe1996 mebe1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Internet friends are so nice I love them, their better then my real friends tbh
    brittany77 brittany77 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    My best friends are on the internet. I am able to express myself, rather than to be judged in reality. My friends on the internet are my escape. I love you guys :*
    smile44me smile44me 16-17, F Feb 17

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    Confidence is built by experience. People share something about themselves, other people respond to what was shared and a dialogue happens. I would say, that this experience will...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I really love my real friends, because I know, no matter what I do or how I act, they won't ditch me! I don't have that many true friends but I'm lucky with the ones I do have.
    kindofmagic kindofmagic 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I think all my ep friends are very kind and wonderful .
    snowmoon123 snowmoon123 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    we have an orange cat. and guess what we named him?..................Goldfish!!!!!!!! yeah, we were gonna name him Garfield, but that was too common for a fat fluffy orange kitty...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 11 Responses Feb 17

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    Finding friends are hard to find. It's hard finding life time friends. Everyone wants to sleep with your spouse or sleep with your family member. Or even steal from you.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think shy guys are adorable, because I'm shy too. Don't you love it when their face gets red, and they sway back and forth awkwardly? :3
    Amusical135 Amusical135 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Then again I think some girls are pretty stupid as well..XD
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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    Think Kids Need Bike Helmets When Riding Bikes
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Im 20. In College and i'm married to beautiful man. Ever since I was young in grade school no one ever wanted to be my friend. I remember asking a girl "do you want to be my friend...
    thelonelyrose thelonelyrose 18-21, F Feb 2

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    1) Muslim is not a race, therefore people can't be racist to Muslims. A Muslim is a follower of the religious ideology known as Islam. Calling people "racist" for disliking Muslims...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    none of my friends ever talk to me, or really bother to get to know me at all for that matter. i think i just really needs someone who will understand me and be my actual friend. i...
    GuildedSubjugglator GuildedSubjugglator 13-15, F Feb 1

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    Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends...
    tiya78 tiya78 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I honestly feel more comfortable spilling my heart out to a stranger rather than my family in real life. It seems like the internet friends I have made care more about me than the...
    MusicFuelsMySoul MusicFuelsMySoul 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Um like oro here. He's all like "I'm the kul orochi!"And if you think about it from a bystander's perspective, Sakura is useful for something I guessAnd then there's the bad azz...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 13-15, F Feb 2

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    I only got 1 internet friend in 6 years ...I don't know where to find really good friends ... Every where many strangers are interested in hot chat ...blah blah ...where are all...
    funtabulous funtabulous 26-30, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Sometimes this thought gets me down. Sometimes I feel isolated and lonely. But sometimes I also see the reality of my situation. I am naturally an introverted loner. I do well in...
    lucidsoul lucidsoul 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I don't get out much anymore. I still am in touch with high school friends over Facebook but we live far away from each other. I might get to see some of them at my sister's...
    mermaidlady mermaidlady 31-35 Jan 30

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    I meet a lot of people through gaming, but one person in particular stands out. About a year ago, while playing Team Fortress 2, I got on a server with an amazing player. I added...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Being completely true of heart with self and each-other, love transcends the years between us. It's a love story, two stories really, hers and mine, what she is in me and what I am...
    Sandalfoot Sandalfoot 46-50, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    But I don't have any... I have an account on every social network from Facebook (mostly RL friends) to Reddit. I do this so I can meet different people that share my interests and...
    Yerbatero Yerbatero 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well I do. We are all people. I would hate that someone would talk to me on the Internet and not think I am real.
    DanielleHaf DanielleHaf 13-15, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    My best friend lives two time zones away. I met her through a video game. She is always there for me, and sacrifices so much to help me through hard times. She has flown 3 times to...
    Haerodiel Haerodiel 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Well. Accually i met a lot of friends on internet. Almost they're just like nornal friends. But since last week i met him, who sympathy and has a lot of things like me. We have...
    Susando Susando 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    i love my current internet friends and my potential/future internet friends!!! xx
    kyuko kyuko 16-17 Feb 15

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    are muslims really a race? ..are jews for that matter? I think there should be a better term than racist. Jews have antisemitic. what would be a good term for similar situations...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    So there is this new white hispanic/latino guy at work. I found him super cute but also very hot! He has this dark hair and dark eyes, with thick black eyebrows. He is not tall...
    JUSTME1217 JUSTME1217 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I really hate when my best friend always has a reason she can't come to my house and then she's always at this other girls house. Idk if something is wrong with me or my house but...
    rcd16 rcd16 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    i recently met my 2 bestfriends last year and I'm still not over it and miss them like crazy. My friend from Kansas drove to me just so we could meet and it was the best week ever...
    jalexiss jalexiss 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I can remember being in college and overhearing some women talk about me quietly enough so I couldn't hear. I never minded that but one day I heard them talking about how...
    iainfast iainfast 31-35, M Jan 28

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    Y'all are the only friends I have and I love you guys :D
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 2

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    One of my closest friends today lives about two states away from me. We met online and are wanting to plan to meet up in a city. We've been close for about two years now.
    multiplemoons multiplemoons 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 2