The difference between a stranger and a friend are kind of similar but not so much. A stranger is a person whom one does not know or whom one is not familiar. It is a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance. A friend is someone who interacts with you. There is a bond between both of them. Someone who you can talk to and ask questions. Although you really know who are your friends at the end of the day some become strangers. We think we know our friends but we don't really know. We meet someone and automatically think there our friends and when they do something bad or say something bad we disappear from there life and they end up a stranger.
I agree that friendship can change over time. A friend can sometimes become a stranger, and a stranger can eventually become a friend.
But I don't think it's as quick to change. Someone who's a friend, a true friend, shouldn't quickly become a stranger after one bad action that you did not like. If you're so quick to lose a friend, then were they really a friend to begin with? I would argue they weren't really a friend to begin with, because a friendship goes much deeper than disagreeing over 1 or 2 bad acts.
I agree with you because in these days we make a mistake when we meet someone and think that he/she becomes in our friend. Friend is a big word with a huge meaning and it has lost value. Friend is someone who knows you, maybe not at all, but someone who be with you in hard times to support you. Someone who is close to you and your family. Someone who knows yours advantages and disadvantages.
A stranger can be defined as someone you don't know at all and a friend is someone you do know and you interact with a lot. I don't think people know their friends as much as they think they do. I think people have different personas when it comes to interacting with different people. For example: the way you are with your parents is typically not how you are with your friends or how you are with teachers isn't how you are with your parents. Even if you've been friends 10+ years you still will never truly know them just as your friend will never truly know you. I'm sure everyone has secrets they'll take to the grave, myself included.
What separates a friend from a stranger depends on how attached we are to the person. Our dependency and mutual affection for each other is what makes two people friends. Often enough we become friends with someone because we need something from them. We might seek their company, their advice, their affection, their reassurance, etc... When the relationship between friends become distant and we no longer need anything from each other, than we consider the status of our relationship to being strangers. strangers are often exiled to the outskirts of our personal bubble; strangers do not posses any importance in our lives. We have no need of them and they have no need of us, we both view each other as strangers. In class the journals shared orally defined a stranger as an acquaintance we are not familiar and carry no relationship with. On the other hand a friend was set out to be another person whom you are heavily invested with: sharing beer, having a set routine, having a familiarity of their behavioral patterns and vice versa, allowing them into your private bubble, etc... Unless you build a relationship by spending time, being patient, and learning to really understand him or her, that person will remain a indistinguishable stranger to you. Once we do spend all that time investing into our friendships, it still isn't guaranteed that you 100% know that person because of the simple fact that you are your own entity. Although we may think that we know a friend, no matter how hard we try to understand every sing part of them they will always remain a stranger because we can never know all there is to know about that person. A quote from the anime Gurren Lagann uses a drill analogy very effectively. People are like drills... "We evolve beyond the person that we were a minute before. Little by little we advance with each turn. That's how a drill works." (Simon, The Protagonist). Friends often remain strangers because they are always progressing as people: with new perspectives, new secrets, new priorities, etc... A friend can turn into a stranger when you no longer recognize the person that they have become. That is why although you may think you may know your friend as more than just a stranger, we never truly know them because we are always evolving from our past selves.
I agree with the sentiment of the idea of the constantly changing idea of who is a stranger and friend not only in one's life but on a global perspective. Not only do individual definitions of friends change as we meet new people but as the world changes with evolving social media and other forms of networking evolve and the definition of friend becomes broader as with Facebook which I feel causes the number of meaningful relationships to decline and make the new generation lose sight of what true companionship looks and feels like .
I Agree with the statements made in class that the main difference between strangers and friends is the trust we place in one another and what we feel we are comfortable sharing with one another. But from another perspective we can also see the term of friend in some way become more up to perspective as in social media when we add people as "friends" when in reality we know the relationships with the people we have listed as "friends" vary and would in reality find that few fit the description most of us would define friends as: trustworthy, reliable, etc. Ultimately I think label of someone as a friend or stranger is totally up to perspective and is up to the person and what they seek in a friendship whether it be trust, or other reasons.
Trust can be a defining thing, it gives us a sense of who and who isn't our friends and who is a stranger. I like the example of social media as this makes it harder for us to find out if people are actual friends or just random people following you so you can gain more followers.
The difference between a stranger and a friend they both are similar but not so much a friend is someone who you interact and knows you so well for a very long time since you guys grew up together and a stranger is who u interact only in school and does not know anything about you pretty much a acquaintance you guys only socialize during school hours and neither consider each other friends. A friend is someone who knows your personal life and knows your family and interacts with them and bonds. They're both alike although there are some friends who become strangers because you guys decide to go different routes bascially they have some similarities.
A stranger is typically someone you've never met, or you may have met but you still know very little about them. You don't really know their personality. What they like or dislike. The type of interests or hobbies they have. And you really don't know them as a person.
With a friend, on the other hand, you usually know some or all of the answers to the questions above. You should have an idea of what their interests are, and what they like or don't like. Usually a friendship is built on common interests, so how could you call someone a friend without figuring out if you share common interests? A friend is also someone who's personality is compatible with your own, which is how two people generally get along. Add to that, the idea discussed in class about the idea of trust in the person. I believe that completes the idea of a friendship, and how it's different than a stranger.
The difference between a friend and a stranger is that you know a friend and you don't know a stranger. I know my best friend favorite color but i don't know anything about a stranger. The difference about the both of them is how much you know of someone. We know a friend more because they gave us their information to build a relationship. They were once a stranger and now they upgraded to becoming a friend. I don't know if we have any perspective to give them, they create everything we see or need to see, I don't think we make anything up for them. We may see them in different lights but we never conjure up something false about them just so we can see them how we want to see them.
In my opinion, We can't know everything of any person. It doesn't matter if he/she is our best friend. Many people have made horrible things, and their friends have said that he/she was no able to do this tragedies. We could cross through hard times, and we could take decisions based in emotions. Emotions are bad advisers. I agree with my classmate that a close friend can become eventually in a stranger because time change us.
We are all strangers. When it comes to friends we don’t fully know that person. Even when you are in a marriage. We only know a person as well as they tell us. Only when a person fully trusts someone else that is when they no longer become strangers. Friends are just a step above acquaintances, which is a step above a stranger.
I don't believe I understand why a friend can be compared to the concept of a stranger. I have had many friends in my life. They have come and gone and as I further develop into an adult and find meaningful relationships with people the more I realize how very little I know about these people I openly and happily call friends. Despite this I'd like to draw a definitive difference between the two from my personal beliefs. I think that the best we can hope for is to say our friends are the people we want to take the time out of our day to talk to whether we actually do it or not. This leaves room to accept old friends back and also allows room for future friends to join our social circle. I mean a stranger has no value to us. We do not wish to know them or make any attempt to acknowledge they exist. A stranger can be your local cashier or a person walking past you on a busy sidewalk but a friend is someone you allow yourself to open up to whether superficially or on a deep personal level and in turn they do the same. Not knowing their secret life or understanding them on a deep philosophical level doesn't negate your efforts in pursuing a friendship with them. It simply means that the relationships you have with people are never ending stories(or until death) that you can choose to listen to whenever you want. I love my friends and to think of them as strangers makes me sad because in the capacity most people think of we are. I don't know their birthdays or their favorite foods, or even favorite colors, but I enjoy their company and crave their attention and want them to live long happy lives. Sometimes we go months without speaking but when we hang out again or decide to talk one really late night I know that we can hold a conversation because the months in between contain a life they can only express whether through tears or smiles. Those discussions may be forgotten but the moment I live them and the experiences I gain make me glad to call them friends.
The difference between a stranger and a friend is that a stranger is a person one has not met or interacted with. A stranger can be a person from the park that one only saw once or maybe even twice but the person has not socialized or exchanged any personal information. A friend is a person that you enjoy having around and a person you interact with as well as talk intimately, you know their likes and dislikes. I also think that people naturally look for companionship with other people and naturally people want to see the good in people. Sometimes people tend to make mistakes that lead to our friends being upset with us and that can be one of many reasons why friendships don't turn out.
the difference between a friend and a stranger is a friend is someone we spend time with, share our thoughts with, similar interests, etc. A stranger is someone we don't really know at all. In a way, even friends can be strangers because we never truly know someone. We only know what they tell us and how they want to be perceived. Even when friendships end people become strangers because they change and we're left with an old version of them.
The difference between a stranger and a friend in my experience is very different. Strangers you know absolutely nothing about. You have no ties no memories and now experiences with them. Events in their lives have absolutely no effect at all on your life and how you live it unless they are a stranger in a position of power. Friends, however, have had an impact in your life. You've created bonds with these people and memories that you'll have forever. When something happens in your life you want to share the experience with them and look for advice or ways to cope. You may not know a friend 100% but who really knows anybody in their life to that extent.
Being a stranger and having a friend are almost the same thing but a bit different. When you don't know someone but know of them they're acquaintances, but when you know the person well and talk to them a lot then they become a friend. Having a friend is someone that you build a relationship with and ideally consider them as a friend because you like how they are as a person. Having a friend can still be known as a stranger though because you don't fully know their whole life or how they really are. A lot of people have secrets that no one knows or they act certain way when you're not around. Being a stranger is someone who you know nothing about and that is why having a friend can also become a stranger due to people always changing and having sides of them that you don't know about.
The difference between a stranger and a friend would be whether or not you have built relationships with that person. A stranger could be someone you do not know or is one of your friend’s friend that you could be acquainted to. A friend would be someone that you may have built a relationship with (a platonic one not a romantic one), and therefore, you, along with another person or possibly a group of others have developed a friendship amongst each other. Depending on how much we trust someone one, we all have secrets that we want to hide from them, which may because we are not ready to reveal them. We would think we really know these people but everyone has something that we don’t want to expose. We tend to become friends with someone because we need someone to support us or cheer us on, other than our parents. Some friends would come a go while some would stay beside you forever. Friends would stay there for you and help you overcome many obstacles in life that you cannot do alone while a stranger could be anyone and they wouldn’t really care much about your life. Having friends are important and they should be cherished.
The difference between a friend and a stranger is that a friend you know more in depth on who they are. Whether the person their projecting true or fake, it doesn't take away on the fact that , compared to a stranger, you know them more than your ordinary by-stander. The person your friend decides to tell you is for the sake of the friend only and not what we want them to be. They decide to tell us what parts of them they want to be judged for because all they want to be perceived as is a good person if it's the ordinary friendship they desire. We have nothing to do with how they are, all we can do is accept the person they are.
They say that a friend is someone you interact with but can also become a stranger. I agree with that because we never really get to know a friend fully. Sometimes they end up back stabbing us or turning their back on us. We keep our distance from a stranger and observe them closely but in reality, we should observe our friends. So I say that we never really get to know a friend so its the same thing as being a stranger.
I agree with what kassandra said we need to pay close attention to our friends because you never know if they can be stabbing us from behind and turning their backs on us there are some similarities between friends and strangers they both one thing in common to observe them very well because we never know if our own friends could become strangers
I agree you never know when u need help and the stranger help you out in your difficult times and the stranger becomes your frind
A friend can also be a stranger there's no difference, yeah you may talk to a friend on a daily basis but in reality you don't really know them. You never really know someone or what their true intentions are. Someone can be your friend and also try to do you wrong. In my opinion a friend can also be a stranger because you only know the "friend" side but you don't know what their up too, you don't know if their actually just trying to be your friend because it benefits them. Pretty much you don't really know someone, yes you can consider someone your friend but you can't fully say you know someone unless you can read someone's mind but until then in my opinion between the difference of a stranger and a friend is there's no difference a friend is also a stranger.
The difference is the investment you put into knowing a friend. I doubt you can really ever know some one fully but you can get a good understanding of their character if you have spent enough time with them. Every friend is a stranger at one point its the investment that makes them a friend. With out the effort they would just remain a stranger some one you know nothing about.
A stranger is somebody who you do not know at all and a friend is somebody you know and who you interact with. I agree even though we may have friends there may be things we don't know about them. It does not mean there are strangers because strangers is somebody you absolutely never met in your life. Though there are times where you may be friends with somebody and something happens and all of a sudden you never speak to them and you guys are strangers now.
Friends are people you know will always have your back. They're the kind of guys that'll say you're innocent in court even if they know your guilty. Friends are trustworthy and up front. However, we all have secrets we wouldn't tell anyone and our friends will only make what they want known known.
Strangers aren't that important but they can be befriended. Not everyone is friendly though and you might get mocked when trying to start a conversation with one. However, once you get to know someone they may hardly qualify as a stranger and you might start calling each other friends.
...even if they know you're guilty*
A stranger and friend aren't to far apart. A stranger is someone who you don't know anything about. A friend is someone you know and have let into your life. The reason that a stranger and friend are almost the same is because no one really knows a person. You can have a friend whom you known all your life and all of sudden commit a random act out of character. The random act can open our eyes to other incidents we didn't want to see before. Also time can change people. A friend can become a stranger at anytime. Life makes people draft apart and becomes strangers. Friends influence our lives, strangers don't.
They say that a stranger is some one who is unfamiliar, and that a friend is some one that one bond's with. I say that the difference between a stranger and a friend is the familiarity. As to a stranger, who is unkown, a friend is some one whom one has a relationship with. I also say that it is possible for one to know a friend, and that one could perceive who a friend is.
What is the difference between a friend and a stranger?It seems now in days friends and strangers are the same sometimes in difficulty you think that a friend is going to help you when it comes that u have a flat tire and your calling on a friend and they don't pick up your calls and out off the blue a stranger comes and happy helps you take the tired and fixes your tire without asking for anything in exchange at the end of the day the stranger becomes your friend.
this is a fun one, strangers and friends have so much in common yet many differences. friends are those you go out of your way for and care about, and strangers are those you might confide in because you cant do so with a friend at times. maybe you fear being judged or that friend telling another person you know whilst in a strangers case theirs just that sense of security knowing the changes of ever running into this stranger ever again are little to never.
in conclusion in most cases strangers and friends are two completely different people but in some they're just alike or almost the same person.
Friends are a stranger who we build the relationship with, and if the relstionship we build can pass the test of time, we can call them our friends then. We meet a person as a stranger, by meeting in our daily life, we can decide whether we start to build a friendship with them. Like are them a friendly person, or are knowledgeable that we can learn from them? Even simply as do we like to speak with them? As for how much we know about our friends. I think it depends. At first, when we make new friends, there are lots of things we don't know about our friends. But as the time pass and our friendship went deeper and deeper, we may start to learn some secrets about our friends. But remember, everyone has some secrets that they don't want others to know, as good friends, maybe we should keep it that way. Sometimes, it's not so good to find out every buried secret.
The difference between a friend and a stranger is that a friend is someone that you know and also someone that we get along with. As humans, we usually do not enjoy talking to strangers vs. talking to someone that we already know personally. As kids, we are taught to "never get in the car with strangers". What this translates this is to never get in the car with someone you do not know that well. It does not have to be someone that we get along with because that is what separates a stranger, acquaintance, and a friend. For example, adding to scott's statement, an acquaintance would be a classmate that is in your class but you did not talk to while a stranger would be a person outside of the class that you could have possibly seen before but do not know in person. A friend is someone that you do know and also get along with. A "friend" is only the outside of a person that we see. We as humans naturally do not know what their personality is in the inside. Someone could be a serial killer and still be considered your friend because we do not know their personal interest, lives, and/or past.
The difference between a stranger and a friend is that a friend knows a little more about you compared to a stranger. The only people who truly know you I would say are those friends you've had since childhood and grew up with who you tell most of your secrets too. However, there's always those occasions where you're at an event having a conversation with a complete stranger and you feel so comfortable that you tell them secrets you wouldn't tell your close friends. Sometimes you don't tell those friends these secrets because it might be about them or someone they know and don't want to create tension that can maybe terminate the friendship. So at that point, the only difference between a stranger and a friend is how long you've known the person and the trust built with that person. I once read somewhere that a person has three "faces": one they show the world, one they show their friends and family, and one they keep to themselves. How do we know our friends are showing us the friends and family face, a face thats meant to be shown to those dearest to us, and not the world face, a face meant for those we don't really want to let in. And vice versa with a stranger. A stranger might give us their vulnerable friends and family face as soon as we meet them, in hopes of gaining a friend. So to sum it up, a friend might know a little more about you but on those rare occasions a stranger can get to know you just as well if not more.