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  1. #1 blood is thicker than water? 
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    if you have been in the phyics fourm , you will se another post on water, this is completly unrealated....

    i wasn't sure where to post this, so i chose here because friendship is not a chemical thing, more philosophical,

    here gose:
    first.. has anyone heard the saying "blood is thicker than water" meaning family over friend's?

    ok, obviously blood is physcal'ly thicker, so it is true,

    but consider this :

    if you add a soulute to a solvent , the solvent changes and be comes more concetrated ie NaCl + H2O = SALT WATER....
    Add more salt , it becomes thicker , more concetrated ...

    lets change the solute.. (are we agreeing that by adding the solute it will make the solution stronget?).. the new solute is: friendship.....


    over the years frindship's become stronger.... more abd more love and care is added!

    so .. under certian conditions .. blood is , NOT thicker....

    do you aggree? :?


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    Okay Freak! :P


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    um ... blood is about 90% water. So it is already a solution, it is actually about the same concentration as a fully saturated salt water solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffstuff
    Okay Freak! :P
    com'n . im not that bad, good sir
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    i know blood is mostly water,

    the point was... can friendship be stronger than family,

    for instance . .if you had a chance to see a frind of many years over a uncle of life , (having not seen both for X many years)

    would you?
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    Oh ... well in that case of course. You can throw my immediate family in there too. I'd rather see my friends than them.
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    good,

    what inspired me to post this was me remembering my friend tell me blood was thicker!

    i got him back
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    the point was... can friendship be stronger than family,
    Very much so.

    For the independent character that questions tradition, that is.
    But the slave mentality is one who would always choose a parent or sibling, no matter how toxic said parent or sibling is for their welfare and happiness, over an honest friend becuase of tradition.

    These are also the same people that would keep to a miserable marriage becuase the practice is cannon within their belief system.
    Althgouth they kill the spouse in their daydreams- repeatedly- when possible.
    These are also the same people that usually marry, period.

    Friendship, though overrated, is what it is when its healthy and for lack of a better term- trandscending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abraxas
    These are also the same people that would keep to a miserable marriage becuase the practice is cannon within their belief system.
    Althgouth they kill the spouse in their daydreams- repeatedly- when possible.
    Someone called a husband 'the loving guardian of the others' solitude', I think he was right :wink:

    But I guess it's all biology: when you protect your child, you're protecting your gene's. when you're protecting your husband, you're protecting the protecter of your genes. However, when protecting your friend, you're protecting someone else's gene package.

    word count: protect -- 7 times
    I call that a record :P
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    Someone called a husband 'the loving guardian of the others' solitude', I think he was right
    Funny, I call them Caca.
    But I guess it's all biology: when you protect your child, you're protecting your gene's. when you're protecting your husband, you're protecting the protecter of your genes. However, when protecting your friend, you're protecting someone else's gene package.
    Good point.

    But that's protecting your progeny or the one aiding in your progeny- key word 'your'.
    Loyalty to mother, father, sibling, uncle, annoying aunt from Georgia- the only thing being protected is tradition.

    Mother putting up with me is understandable.
    But me with her? Fucking torture.
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    "what you give, you can expect back threefold" (am I quoting the bible now?! man I've sunk deep..) There's nothing wrong with helping someone who doesn't carry your gene package, as long as you can be sure he/she would do the same for you. With family the chance of a good deal is bigger, because you know them better and there's more social control.

    but maybe my assumption of a 'homo economicus' goes to far. maybe humans just like family :wink:
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    In societies where the nuclear family still holds true, you'll find that the family members will be the first ones to offer their help, it's very much a culture thing. In the more fragmented societies of the West, it is very possible that sometimes you can't rely on family at all and will look to your friends.
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    like tablariddim said, modern families arent os solid as families of the psat. we make our own families more and more, and over the years, our friends become our family.
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    I would think that it would depend on the person. I know a few that will forgive their family anything, never turn away from them, and do anything in their power to help them, even when they know it will hurt them somehow in the long run.

    Then again, there are people that judge all relationships on merit, and not simply geneology.

    I fall into the second catagory. There are some members of my family that are as close to me as anyone can be. Then there are those that i have nothing to do with entirely, and will never care to. There are those friends that I would willingly give my life for, though that be a small enough sacrifice.

    Blood thicker than water?
    probably not.

    At least not looking at it that way.

    However, in the end, a friend is just a friend. If they are desperate enough, they just might turn. Family is family, reguardless.
    That is the bitch of the whole situation.
    you can't ever be truly rid of them.
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