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Friends, Romans and Confucius

As that wise and noble politician (is that an oxymoron?) Marcus Antonius once said, friends are like roses…you just have to look out for the pricks. Or was it Confucius?

One of my bloggers said recently that when the balance of what you put into a friendship against what you get out of it tips the scales, then it’s doomed to failure.  Unfortunately, we have had our share of scale tippers and roses over the years, where, for no reason, we have turned into shit on their shoes.  Dems da breaks.

However, Confucius did say, friends who behaves like an ass will be the butt of those who crack jokes. 

  1. March 7, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Sometimes the friendship requires just a bit more support on your end. Quite often If you balance it out over the entire lifetime . . . it is pretty even. Ya just gotta get through the rough parts just like any long term relationship. But then, some friendships just go sour. It’s sad but it happens.

    You only got the last 2 sentences right.

  2. March 8, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Okay, who piqued your ire?

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