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Beware! You are a midst Friends and Fellows!

Beware! You are a midst Friends and Fellows!

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Negative identification, projection and imagining.
Negative identification, projection and imagining.

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You are a midst Friends and Fellows...
Friend 
: Derived from Proto-Germanic
freogan or frijonan; 
meaning free to liberate. Later definitions include forging a relationship. Old Saxon
frohan 
, Old Norse
fria or frija (love).
Proto-Germanic
freond 
or 
fijanan (to hate) was an enemy; closely related to fiend (17c).
“ 
The enemy of my enemy, is my friend 
…” 
 This proverb is attributed to the Arab World indicating that two parties share a common enemy.They may choose to align to defeat a shared foe.
“ 
My friend is my enemy, and my enemy is my friend 
…” 
 
Is a modern corruption of the Arabian proverb, indicating that an enemy is a person that sharesan emotional bond. It is reminiscent of the development of the term friend by the 17
th
century.
Fellow 
: Derived from Proto-Germanic
feolaga; meaning 
partner 
.
Old Norse
felag 
indicated a partnership for monetary gain. In Viking societies the importance of this termrecorded the sharing of land, cattle, and other material wealth. By the 15
th
century it was appliedto males to indicate a fellowship between men. In earlier centuries, such as the 12
th
it wasexplicitly used to indicate that males had a sexual relationship and shared companionship(
feolahschipe)
. By the 16
th
century the term reflects a male-partnership in sharing ideas,business ventures and a vested partnership.Friendships indicate that you have an emotional investment, or attachment to a person you holdin high esteem. Friendships do not require an equal share of sentiment, and can often be one-sided. Fellowships often include shared beliefs and activities but do not require friendship. Afellowship may develop into a friendship, and vice versa.Be mindful of your associations. You could be imagining and projecting your ideas of fellowshipand friendship onto others. This does not mean the person on the receiving end shares your thoughts and feelings. You may consider a person a friend, but they may be your fellow.When a person seeks your friendship, skeptical inquiry may serve you well. Investigate,observe, collect data and form a hypothesis before deciding to align with others. This brings meto the term
Trust
 
 
 The term was born in the midst of the Middle Ages and at a time that the dominion of Kingsforced
subjects to ‘trust’ the king
. If the subjects submitted to authority, this obedience placedthe populace on the lower-ranks of beings. The king would then take everything from him, toinclude the very essence of his being, for himself.The term has an interesting evolution. In the 12th century it
s brought into the English languageto imply that we should find comfort in another. I feel that we should be comfortable withourselves. As time goes on, the term implicated others to be in alliance and allegiance. Whenthat allegiance is broken, the only recourse was to take his life. Whether literal or symbolic,beware of those who need your trust. They want something from you. I know that sounds harsh,especially in lieu of the values taught in our modern societies. Funny thing about thesesocieties, they are riddled with archaic values passed off as progress.This deals directly with honor. How honorable is it really to place an importance on trust?
Personally, for me… It is dishonorable to trust and to pledge allegiance to any pers
on; givingyour life to them, giving them leverage over you.People use people and
that’s the nature of what we are.
The sooner that we accept our naturethe better off we will be. We can then exceed our humanity and ascend to a higher level of being.
Some observations:
1. Some friendships have mutual benefits.This does not require that the benefits be equal. At some point, if you are not providinga benefit, the friendship is severed.2. Some friendships are for personal validation.This is an issue of social class validation. It demonstrates to others that you are popular,loved, or admired. These friendships usually lack depth, are short-lived. The personquickly moves on and collects new friends to replace those they have lost.3. Some friendships act as extensions of family. A very meticulous investment, the potential friend is examined thoroughly, and must bein good standing with all members of the family. These friendships may last years, butcould have periods of leaps and bows. Similar to family disputes, these friendships maysurvive time with years of emotional attachment or can end dramatically much likesevering contact with a family member.4. Some friendships are seasonal.When the seasons of a person
s life changes, so does the need for friends. If a person isgoing through a transitional or hibernation period, friendships are typically severed or suspended.

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