quasi random (kaolinfire) wrote,
quasi random
kaolinfire

pop quiz: friendship

what, to you, is a friend? where does the line stretch between acquaintance and friend? how much does the line move depending on context (who you're talking to... or when the last time you saw a given person was... or your mood at the time...) or is that even a line you consider? do you have different dimensions you rate these things on?

how much of a friend is how well you know them? how often you hang out with them? how long you hang out when you do? how much you talk with them? what you talk about? how much of a friend is how long you've known them? the history you've shared? mutual interests? how much of a friend is simply some unknown chemistry/pheromones/yogsoggoth/fnord?

what do you think of when someone asks you if "you and soandso are friends"? try rating the items in the previous paragraph in order. or on a scale of 1 to 10. does the order vary depend on the individual friend/friendship? if so, are there different types of friendships? different things you use the word friend to mean?

bonus question: where does love fit into all of this?
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