"goodweather" friends and y2k.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
By goodweather friends,I mean the people who, when times are good, will cluster around you, mootching off of your success, and making promises to stay by you. But these people are the ones who will desert you at a second's notice, when you are in trouble. These are the people who call you friend, and stab you in the back, when the time's right. These are the people that Job had as friends, for example. Now compare this to true friends, who will help you out in jam, and support you when you need this. I am pessimistic, because from my own personal experences, about 97.5%(or more!! :( ) of the poopulation are goodweather friends, Most goodweather friends would throw their own families into harms way, if doing so would buy them time to escape. Actually, they discard people at their convenence, betraying them when it suits their tastes. Clinton seems to be the personification of a goodweather friend, as he has betrayed EVERYONE, in order to get what he wants. My worry is what will all of these people do when things get bad. You see how the NWO, and Klintoon and his Liberal stooges; have used good times, so how will the sheeple react when things get bad?? I worry about the reaction nightly. I think these people will blame us for what happens, as the nature of Goodweather friends is to avoid responcibility, and blame others.
-- Crono (Crono@timesend.com), April 27, 1999
For an example look at y2kpro/norm. They ALREADY blame us. Those two are the perfect examples of goodweather friends. They say nothing concrete, offer only insults, and mock and humiliate others, as this makes them feel big,and importaint
-- Crono (Crono@timesend.com), April 27, 1999.
Exactly. Both y2kpro and Nrm suck! They are probably government agents.
-- Polly Hater (email@example.com), April 27, 1999.
Someone once said "A friend is a present that I give to myself." One should take great care in the presents one gives oneself. Properly chosen, a friend is of an almost unsurpassed value. Poorly chosen they become part of the reflection in the mirror........
-- Dave Walden (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 27, 1999.
THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP
Friendship is a priceless gift
That cannot be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold -
For gold is cold and lifelss,
It can neither see nor hear,
And in the time of trouble
It is powerless to cheer -
It has no ears to listen,
No heart to understand,
It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand -
So when you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful if He sends
Not diamonds, pearls, or riches,
But the love of real true friends.
-- A friend (Afriend@here.com), April 27, 1999.
Once when a friend of mine was briefly in the hospital, I bought him some flowers, a coffee cup with a quote about friendship, and a journal that had little sayings about friendship on every page. Two of the sayings in the journal have stuck with me. One because, being a major patriot of sorts, it seemed very powerful to me; the other because I expected a different, very polly ending and so was surprised and amused. They were:
If ever I had to choose between the betrayal of my country, or betraying a friend, I hope I would have the courage to betray my country.
(That one emphasizes the 'choose friends wisely' theme I guess!)
If you have but one friend; one true friend; one friend who is loyal, and who will stand by you no matter what -- it is probably more than you deserve.
For some reason I found the latter saying really funny. Statement on human nature I guess.
PJ in TX
-- PJ Gaenir (email@example.com), April 28, 1999.