ON THE FRIENDSHIP
Friendship Advice about Making
Following is a recent list of people's Top-15 goals tagged on
- Be happy — 14,610 people
- Get a tattoo — 13,404 people
- Go on a road trip with no predetermined destination — 12,573 people
- Get married — 11,928 people
- Travel the world — 11,559
- Save money — 9,217 people
- Make new friends — 8,381 people
- Buy a House — 8,091 people
- Get out of debt — 6,798 people
- Get a job — 6,409 people
- Wake up when my alarm clock goes off — 5,931 people
- Start my own business — 5,566
- Quit Smoking — 5,554 people
- Decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life — 4,953
- Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working —
Note that the Number 7 goal on the
above list is to "make new friends."
You have to do the right things rather than the instinctive things
when attempting to make new friends.
Here are a few tips for making new
Should you care what your others think about your friends? Yes, if you
are still living with your parents and still a kid. But if you're too old to go to the playground,
don't place too much value on the opinions of others, particularly relatives.
Trust not what inspires other members of society to choose a friend. Trust what inspires you. You are
the only one who can decide who will bring happiness or misery into your life.
Don't be fooled by first impressions. Ironically, nice people are often not good people. Just as
ironically, good people are often not nice people. Some people may have some rough edges, and even be
jerks, but they are generous and trustworthy — these are good people.
A BORING YOU begets BORING FRIENDS. An INTERESTING YOU begets INTERESTING FRIENDS. And, of course, vice
Chance and risk are the hallmarks of winning at the friendship game.
Here are a few friendship quotes for choosing new
Promises may get friends, but it is performance that must nurse and keep
— Owen Feltham
A man should choose a friend who is better than himself.
— Chinese proverb
The making of friends who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
— Edward Everett Hale
It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.
— Andre Gide
Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower in changing him.
— Author Unknown
Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself
— Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
— Henry Longfellow
Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
A true friend is one who likes you despite your achievements.
— Unknown Wise Person
More Friendship Tips for Meeting New Friends on The Friendship
In the friendship game, try going with the flow of life a little more.
Let things happen naturally instead of always trying to make things happen.
Perhaps you have noticed that it's always easier to ride a horse in the direction it's going.
When a friend gives you a gift, treasure it, regardless of how much or little it cost your friend.Place
it somewhere important so that you see the gift often. This will constantly remind you of the value of
your friendship with this person. Moreover, just think how much more satisfaction your friend will
experience from having given you the gift when she sees it prominently displayed in your living room
ten years after she gave it to you.
For more information and opinions on friendship and money see:
1. Advice: How
Do I Make New Friends?
Hara Estroff Marano gives advice on making lasting new friendships....
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