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My take on friendship


I don't like it when my friends fight. However, I understand it's inevitable. I just hope (wish?) they understand that I see some genuine good in all of them, which is why I want to be their friend in the first place. Perhaps I put up with more than could be reasonably expected of your average person to endure, but my reasons are that I like most of that person, and understand that we all have flaws, and I can usually look past those flaws to see the core of the person, which is what I like about them. (Granted there are some lines that even I won't tolerate crossed, but most of the time I do my darndest to work things out once the heat has cooled.)

I mean, let's face it - friends fight. Hoo boy, do they fight. But that's the short term - what's important is the long term. I mean, I look at myself when things like this happen, and accept that I'm a royal pain in the ass at times. I also accept that there are things about myself that I don't like, and some of those things I can change, and some I can't. I also like to think that the people who are still my friends, like me, see past my own flaws and mistakes and fumbles to understand what they mean to me, and what I hope I mean to them, and that both of what we are that makes us us is what's important, and meaningful, and worth preserving, and worth fighting for.

So, to anyone and everyone I've ever pissed off, annoyed, frustrated, fought with, or otherwise made you want to never speak to me again, I apologize, and I hope you understand that despite my imperfections, your imperfections, and our basic humanness, I still like you and want to be your friend.

Comments

( 16 comments — Comment )
jezebelleinhell
May. 3rd, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you

nicely said
esprix
May. 3rd, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
downeastmike
May. 3rd, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
So would that apply even if I had like 20 people camp with Blue Feather without PreReg'ing?

>.>
<.<
esprix
May. 3rd, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
There are some things no man could take. :P
caprine
May. 3rd, 2007 05:35 am (UTC)
Sometimes it's just a matter of, Person X has Superpower of Abrasiveness, effective only against Person Y, and Person Y ditto re Person X.
esprix
May. 3rd, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
Oh heavens I wouldn't know anything about that... ::wry grin::
glittercat13
May. 3rd, 2007 06:44 am (UTC)
You know, I read once, some years ago, a statement that, for me, says it all. It was to the general effect of, "We like our friends *in spite of* the things we don't like about them as well as *because of* the things we do like about them."

Yeah.

That.

So, how's it goin', Friend? :>
esprix
May. 3rd, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
Jes fine, friend. :D
defenestr8or
May. 3rd, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
You're my friend, no matter what. Forever-like.
esprix
May. 3rd, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
And heaven knows we've fought!

But no matter what, we are bound by our love of Pam's Holy Knockers.
nazcr
May. 4th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
I'll always be your friend (hag) forever, even when we all end up the the "Old Medians Home" That goes for you too, Lee
esprix
May. 5th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
Even when you're old and married? :P
writethewrongs
May. 5th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
I could look past your imperfections even more in San Diego.
esprix
May. 7th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
I agree. I'm much better in San Diego. :D

And I miss you, too!
moonpuppy61
May. 8th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
Well I don't know you well enough to argue with you. But I do like you well enough. That includes Q who a have met for all of 30 minutes over the course of Cons.
esprix
May. 8th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
And really, who couldn't like the Lars? :D
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