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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Harmful Friendship

Over the years I have met many people and made many friends but some friendships developed during childhood as it reaches adulthood becomes harmful. And it is best to break all contact and relationship when a friendship becomes harmful.

And today, I use Wisdom from Thirukural specially dedicated to old harmful friends.

Verse 811
Though unscrupulous men will seem to consume you in friendship, their companionship grows more delightful as it declines.

Verse 812
What does it matter if one gains or loses the friendship of manipulators who gainfully befriend and otherwise forsake?

Verse 813
Prostitutes, thieves and those who make friends to make money are all alike.

Verse 814
Loneliness is far better than friendship with men who are like the untrained horse which throws its rider on the battlefield.

Verse 815
Far better to forfeit than to obtain the friendship of inferior men who stay away when they should stay and help.

Verse 816
The enmity of the wise is ten million times better than the intimate friendship of fools.

Verse 817
An enemy's enmity is 100 million times more worthwhile than the company of companions who always clown around.

Verse 818
If friends feign inability to perform possible tasks, remain silent and gradually give up their friendship.

Good riddance to harmful friendships and a warm bear hug welcome to helpful friends.

Take care and be well.

1 comment:

Ser said...

Good riddance indeed to those who hurt us and seems to gain an upper hand momentarily. Better to be rid of these characters.Amen!