Never let the sun go down on an argument

by Charles Stirton July. 12, 2007 13831 views

Never let the sun go down on an argument

Following on from my posting of our ancestors my mind has turned to friendship and the importance of friends in our lives.

A life without friends is unendurable, yet many people suffer loneliness on a huge scale. This is extraordinary in a planet of over 7 billion people.

So why do some people have so many friends and others none? Is friendship totally independent of beauty, intelligence or any other criterion?

How do you define friendship?

What does it mean to you?

I believe that every person one meets is a potential friend, and has come your way with a message about your life. True friendship is very important to me and I value my friends above all else. One way which I have tried to preserve my friendships has been to do what my grandmother Nancy taught me: Never let the sun go down on an argument.

Here are some quotations about friends:

Hold a true friend with both your hands. – Nigerian Proverb

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. – Aristotle

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.–
Albert Camus

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.– Anonymous

DO YOU HAVE ANY DEFINITIONS OF FRIENDS AND FRIENDSHIP?

SHARE WITH US WHAT FRIENDS MEAN TO YOU
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Sunset in Carmarthenshire, Wales

Sunset in Carmarthenshire, Wales

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Abby Sarkar 12 years, 6 months ago

Stunning!

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Bob Paylor 12 years, 7 months ago

beautiful sunset photo, just a reminder that you can see stunning sunsets no matter where you are in the world

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Jendayee 12 years, 7 months ago

you're right !

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Dzmitry Samakhvalau 12 years, 7 months ago

lovely

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Aimeric 12 years, 7 months ago

nice sunset in Wales
thanks for sharing ... your thoughts on friendship

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Stormfish 12 years, 7 months ago

friends are those who you never need to think of as friends, because they are there anyway.

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Elke 12 years, 7 months ago

Ein wahrer Freund trägt mehr zu unserem Glück bei, als tausend Feinde zu unserem Unglück !

Jean Paul

A true friend contributes more to our luck, than thousand enemies to our misfortune!

Is this a good translation ???

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Lynda 12 years, 7 months ago

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.

Charlotte, "Charlotte's Web"

E.B. White

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kayya Macuch 12 years, 7 months ago

i like the black silhouettes

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Michelle 12 years, 7 months ago

Great post...everyone comes into your life for a reason, you have to open your heart and your mind to find out why..Those people who don't open their hearts and their minds are the lonly ones~ I agree that good friends are like family..for some friends are the only family they have........

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K 12 years, 7 months ago

Yes you're right!

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
K 12 years, 7 months ago

Yes you're right!

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Lisa 12 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful post. My best friends are part of my family. :)

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Jacquesr 12 years, 7 months ago

Very nice pics. I love your title and comments.
Congratulations.

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jet28 12 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful!

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Cherax 12 years, 7 months ago

[i]A stranger is an unmet friend[/i]. Not always true, of course because there are people I [b]never[/b] want to see.

But I do operate on the assumption that people are basically good and honest. Occasionally I come off the worse for this, but far better that, than go through life suspicious of all, and miss the wonderful characters and situations that await the ready.

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Ian 12 years, 7 months ago

Great set, beautiful sunset

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David Cardona 12 years, 7 months ago

Impressive shots! Beautitul pic and text! Superb!

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tony 12 years, 7 months ago

Very nice shots!! :)

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