Are family members friends?
The easy answer to this is “family are family and friends are friends” – which is absolutely simplistic, avoidant and stupid. I’m using the word ‘friends’ here pretty loosely. Of course, I only recognised degrees of friendships. Nobody is my friend (and I’m not explaining that again). Factors compared TheRead More
From no longer a friend
I’ve lost count now, the number of posts I’ve made on the nature of ‘friends’ and ‘friendship’. I’ll hyperlink to some of them at the end. If you jump straight into the conversation below you’ll miss the context, which I explain in the next paragraph. The Story This is aRead More
The Perfect Mate
This is an exploration Star Trek Next Generation Season 5 Episode 21 – The Perfect Mate. I strongly recommend viewing it in full (Netflix) before reading this commentary – because this is a movie spoiler. You have been warned. And the preview video below (no sound other than music), mayRead More
Why I have no friends
I have written about ‘friends’ before and what friendships mean to me. Since that time I’ve been thinking about this. More recently I attended a conference somewhere in the UK – at which I met people who are friendly. So that got me thinking some more. Just to be clearRead More
Disregard of my right to privacy…and my time…by my so-called friends
I’ve been fighting a battle with people I know, some who would feel slighted if I did not consider them friends – for the past 7 years. This is what it is about: I inform all who know me not to send my email (or other contact details) out toRead More
What’s the measure of friendship?
It’s a question that’s been on my mind for quite some time. People go “I have many friends…or I only keep a few close friends“. Of course, defining what a friend is, is central to the question. However, friendship is the core issue and someone who maintains a real friendshipRead More