Friend or Foe

Chris Temelkos Writes About Friendship – Photo Courtesy of

Chris Temelkos - June 3, 2010

By Chris Temelkos

Friendships have taken a hit in a modern day, the good old days of a loyal friendship is long gone and been replaced with friendships of convenience. Not to sound cynical but, friends no longer have your back, no longer stick up for you when you’re not around to defend yourself and they only seem to need you when they want something.

It seems as though friendships now follow the motto, what can I do for you and what can you do for me. What happened to the days where friendship was about being supportive, trustworthy and honest. I feel that the materialistic values our society holds on to, dictates what we look for when finding friendship, it is often for the wrong reasons.

If you ever happen to find a friend that exhibits the true nature of friendship, hold on to them. Those so-called friends that call you as a backup plan, or only use you for favors are hardly friends and should not be in your life. As human beings, we have a need for friendship, but when searching for it we must be aware of who is truly our friend and who is just a friend of convenience.


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