BLOGGER OF THE MONTH PROMPT: What makes a person a good friend?
On the 107th anniversary of the birth of a very special and unforgettable gentleman , a newbie who arrived here on January 16, PWheeler ~ 1 year celebration! , gave me a very helpful review to where I caught two typos I had made when I wrote this back in 2013 on February 11 -- which just so happened to be my goddaughter's 35th birthday. I've now corrected the typos and would both like to thank her for pointing them out and, also, highly recommend that you check out her portfolio which she has done tons with in less than a month!!!
There have been a few occasions when I've removed people from my friends list at places such as Facebook--and have even gone so far as to block them--but I don't do this very often.
The most extensive case of blocking I've done was when I removed a person from my friends list at Facebook and blocked him because I found out that he didn't have my best interests at heart, meaning that it might not be in my own best interests to have an easy way for him to know certain personal things about me that I might post there. Sadly, this meant that I would also have to block innocent people in his family so that he couldn't gain access using their Facebook accounts.
When people ask me to remove them from places such as my address book, their accounts, etc., I'll act in accordance with their wishes.
Having said that, I want to let you know that I'm not going to remove you from my list of friends, web of trust, favorites, or anything else along those lines just because I haven't heard from you in awhile.
The way I see it is that, for one reason or another, we accepted each other as friends at one time or another, and there's no reason to decide not to be friends just because I've not had any communication from you in awhile.
Our lives take us in different directions to where we aren't always in touch--but, yet, it's always nice to come across your friends at various times and catch up with each other. There are even some friends where it's as if we've only visited a day or two before in spite of the fact that we might not have had our paths cross for weeks or even months.
To me, all friends are good friends, as each one is a part of my life in one or more special ways, and I'm just happy to share this planet with them.