Friends Yesterday and Today

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ~ Aristotle

Not too many years ago the word “friend” had a different meaning than it has today.

A friend was someone with whom you could confide your hopes, dreams and disappointments, and you could trust them with the information. 

A friend was someone you could have fun with, doing almost anything. 

A friend didn’t judge, but would often help put things in perspective.

“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” ~ William Shakespeare 

These days, thanks to social media, “friends” have changed. 

“Friends” today are assets, and the level of your social media success is measured by the number of “friends” you have. 

When speaking the word “friend” these days, one should use air quotation marks. 

I have a few “friends” on social media who I wouldn’t turn my back on in a dark alley. 

“A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” ~ Bernard Meltzer

A true friend needs no air quotation marks, because he knows you outside of social media. A true friend likes the cracks that “friends” on social media don’t see.


The Daily Post, March 21, 2016, Daily Prompt: Friend<a href=””>Friend</a&gt;

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