Steve Harvey believes men and women CAN NOT be just friends. Hill Harper believes men and women CAN be just friends. They are both educated black men with different opinions based on their own life experiences. But, the question still remains.
According to Dictionary.com, the definition of friend is "a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard." Let's focus on "feelings of affection." In what context are they referring to in "affection" and what are you "feeling" when it comes between friends of the opposite sex? Such a touchy subject amongst men and women of today's society. When you turn on the television and see movies such as Brown Sugar, you just have to wonder can Men and women really be JUST friends.
Written in Psychology Today "The belief that men and women can't be friends comes from another era in which women were at home and men were in the workplace, and the only way they could get together was for romance [...] Now they work together and share sports interests and socialize together." They go on and say that although it may be tricky, men and women today can be close friends.
Friends are those whom our faults are safe -G.K. Chesterton
My Opinion, it is my Blog right?
You have to ask yourself, "What is a solid friendship?" "What is a genuine friendship." Yes I do believe opposites attract. I do believe that love is a friendship set on fire. Love can catch anyone by surprise, when you least expect it. Love defies all rules in any book you can possibly imagine. Love is tricky, but I believe Love exposes the meaning of friendship; an opportunity to meet someone that you get to know from ground zero without wearing a facade. To me, friendship is a choice. I believe men and women CAN be just friends DEPENDING on their mindset and their maturity level. Those are VERY important pieces to the puzzle that I believe people overlook. This topic can be debated over forever. What do YOU believe?