True friend or a soundboard?

This is article is not written to anyone specifically just something I was pondering on the other day… 

So what is a friend really?

I think it is a person who you hang with, you discuss problems with back and forth, someone who you have things in common with.

Here’s what Websters says: Unabridged (v 1.1)Cite This SourceShare This

friend      [frend] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation


1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
2. a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony.
3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile: Who goes there? Friend or foe?
4. a member of the same nation, party, etc.
5. (initial capital letter) a member of the Religious Society of Friends; a Quaker.

–verb (used with object)

6. Rare. to befriend.

7. make friends with, to enter into friendly relations with; become a friend to.

[Origin: bef. 900; ME friend, frend, OE fréond friend, lover, relative (c. OS friund, OHG friunt (G Freund), Goth frijōnds), orig. prp. of fréogan, c. Goth frijōn to love]

Or is that person just a soundboard?

I think a soundboard is just a person who you can vent to. This person is not really a friend just someone to complain to. This person may or may not have something in common with you.

So what are you???


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