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Friendship

There are people who believe that friendship equals obligation. “If you’re my friend you are obligated to…” The problem with this kind of thinking is that it makes friendship conditional. That’s not friendship, That’s a business contract.

2 thoughts on “Friendship

  1. Unfortunately I have experienced this attitude, especially during holiday season. I opt to give a friend a gift with no expectation of one in return. Suddenly that person goes out and buys me a gift. I gave the gift because I cared, not to get one back.

  2. It’s both sad and true that some people have such a belief. Being a friend obligates one to do just one thing: To be a friend within the bounds of what it means to be one. Anything beyond that is an expression of presumption, not a friendship.

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