Provocations for Tuesday May 18

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Here are today’s provocations (statements that make you think).

 1. Friends can help you overcome any problem…..

 2. It’s best to have just have one best friend….

 3. Friends are important to everyone…..

 Read at least 10 other peoples comments and see if we can get some respectful discussions around the provocations. It will be fun to see what ideas people have and how others react to them. Keep commenting until you have made about 10 comments.

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76 Responses to “Provocations for Tuesday May 18”

  1. 17lilyt Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem…..
    Friend most of the time can help you overcome your problems. Somtimes if your problem is to secret they can’t help and somtimesyour friends try there best but they just can’t solve all your peoblems. Your friends can confort you but not solve everything they can solve some though.

    2. It’s best to have just have one best friend….

    I think this is not right because everyone can havemore than one best friend and it hurts people and it somtimes feelings if you say ‘no your not my best friend someone eles is’. Also you can have one best friend if you whant it is really your choice.

    3. Friends are important to everyone…..
    Friend are important just like your family you need your friends as well. If somthing happens your friends are also there just like your family. Friends I think are a pice of your family.

    • 17marik Says:

      I agree with you lily for the second provocation so much. I also think its all about your choice to have more or less or even no best friends.

    • 17vishukam Says:

      I totally agree with your first one lily because it is true that sometimes your friends can try but they don’t always have a solution for your problem. They can at least try. I really like the way you gave an example for your second one because it is a good example.
      Great work!

    • 17atichaw Says:

      I reallly agree with you on the second one!

      Aries 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • 17williamj Says:

      I really agree with the first one you said because if you have a problem friends comfort you and sometimes they don’t acctually solve the problem

    • 17kirab Says:

      I really agree on your second provocation about what do you think the other people are feeling because I think it hurts them more then it hurts you saying it.

    • 17alexanderm Says:

      I really agree with you first one because they can’t always help you but they can try and cheer you up.

    • 17fahs Says:

      i really agree on all of your provocation expeacially for your first one because it is true that friends would try to at least cheer you up.

    • 17fahs Says:

      i really agree on all of your provocations expeacially for your first one because it is true that friends would try to at least cheer you up.

  2. 17sanjanap Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem…..

    I agree with this provocation but sometimes friends can and cant help you overcome our problems. Sometimes friends aren’t able to help because of disclosing secrets out to everyone. If I were to tell my best friend a secret She or he might go and open and make us feel embarrassed. Most of our friends are trust worthy but we never know what can happen!!

    2. It’s best to have just have one best friend….

    I totally disagree with this provocation because we all should not just stick around to just one friend actually we should be mixing around in different groups of friends. I think we could have more than just one best friend or just one its absolutely our choice. If we have just one best friend it doesn’t mean that we cant hang around with other people.

    3. Friends are important to everyone…..

    I disagree with this provocation as well because we all need friends. Just because we have family it doesn’t mean we can’t have a friend!!

    • 17marik Says:

      Sanjana,

      For the third provocation, I sort of agree, but I think that the person who chooses if friends are important is them selves and I don’t think every single person in the world thinks that friends are important to them.

    • 17vishukam Says:

      I agree with your third one a lot because it is very true. What you said actually made me think about it.
      well done!!!

    • 17atichaw Says:

      Sanjana sorry but i don’t reallly understand what you are saying………………………
      Aries 🙂 🙂 🙂 )

    • 17kirab Says:

      I think your third provocation gives us many thoughts because it dosent say exsactly everything when I first read your third provocation I thought maybe your family dosent like this child so they will not allow you to play with them or talk to them.

    • Tanya Says:

      I agree with you mari and vishuka.

      Sanjana

      I agree with your second provocation because it is right that we should not stick with one person and we should mix with others to!

    • 17fahs Says:

      sanjana I agree but for your third one i dont really understand if you have family you cant have friends and it is also true because some times like what kira had said if parents dont like the child they would not alow that child to be their son or daughters friends.

      well great job 🙂

  3. 17williamj Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem…..
    I partly agree with this line because friends can help you with a lot of things e.g when you are upset of something they can cheer you up. But something’s they can’t help you that much because sometimes they are the one who makes the problem.

    2. It’s best to have just had one best friend….
    I partly agree because if you have a best friend technically you can only have on best friend but I think that it is better to have many good friends.

    3. Friends are important to everyone…..

    I agree with this line because if you don’t have any friends you will be upset and you might feel lonely. And friends also make you laugh.

    • 17marik Says:

      I agree for the answer to the provocation you made for the first one. I also think that friends cannot help you for every single problem you have. Maybe friends can cheer you up. I agree.

    • 17vishukam Says:

      I sort of agree with your third one but there are some people who like to stay alone sometimes and they will find their own work to do and might feel great alone.

    • 17atichaw Says:

      i agree in all of your provocations especially the first one!

      Aries 🙂

    • 17kirab Says:

      I really like vishuka’s comment on sort of agreeing on the third one because I think being alone in a quite place also helps you think of ways to slove your problem.

    • 17alexanderm Says:

      I really agree with you on the second one because its better to have many good friends than just ONE best friend.

  4. 17marik Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem…..

    I think friends can help you overcome problems but I don’t think friends can help us overcome every single problem. I think to overcome difficult problems like your parents argue alot and they might devorce but you don’t want them too, or like something about your family, maybe adults are better to help you.

    2. It’s best to have just have one best friend….

    I strongly disaree with this provocation because, I think it is much better to have not just one, but to have 2-5 best friend because then I think you will be quite lonely if you had just one best friend and that best friend didn’t come to school. I think its better to have more because if you have oly one best friend, you will be limited to what you can play. For example, playing tag is much more fun with any people. Even hide-and-seek, coca-cola, WHat’s the time Mr. Wolf, and Many otehr outdoor games. But, I think it depends on the person if its fun or not fun with many best friends. But for me, I have 5 best friends.

    3. Friends are important to everyone…..

    I think friends are important to me, but I think it really depends on people if they like being them selves or if they like being with others. For me, I like to WORK by myself, but playing or sharing my thoughts and problems, I would like to have friends because I could always be like so free with friends. I think also friends are important to me because I will be very lonely. And friends are people who often cheer me up.

    • 17vishukam Says:

      I really agree with your third one because some people do like WORKING alone and only like playing or sharing their thoughts with others.
      Very good !!!

      • 17atichaw Says:

        i really agree on the first one and on the second one becuase you gave us a lot of detailed work . I really like it.

        Aries 🙂 ;0 ;0

      • 17williamj Says:

        I really agree with the third one about different people

    • 17kirab Says:

      I like the way in the third one you really thought about the different perspectives of people.

    • 17alexanderm Says:

      I really agree agree with the first answer because its true that friends can only help, you also need your parents.

    • Tanya Says:

      I really agree with your third one because it is true that someone people like to work alone but when they have a break or whenever they are free they always like to get together with their friends!

      Great Job!

  5. 17vishukam Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem…..

    I sort of agree with this provocation because your friends definitely can try to solve your problems but they don’t always end up with a solution for your problem. If they cant help you they can at least comfort you by telling you some other jokes and making you laugh.

    2. It’s best to have just have one best friend….

    I disagree with this provocation because we should not always be with only one person and not have any other friends, instead you should mix up with many different people; doesn’t matter about where they are from. You have to judge the way they are, not the way they look.

    3. Friends are important to everyone…..

    I think friends are as important as having a family because they also do help you in times of need just like a family. After all what is there in a family that is not there in true friends?

    • 17kirab Says:

      Your first provocation sounded like an experience for me even though we have a problem friends can always make a solution but they can make you happy!

    • 17alexanderm Says:

      I agree with your first one because they can always try and help you but it might not always work.

  6. 17kabirk Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem
    I agree with this provocation friend can help overcome any problem. Most of the time when my friends are in trouble i would help them and that goes hand in hand with my friends if they see me unhappy they would try to cheer me up.

    2. It’s best to have just have one best friend….
    If you just have only one best friend you will only be close to him/her I think you should have many best friends because life could be so fun with so many good friends.
    3. Friends are important to everyone…..
    I totally agree with this provocation because you need friends without friends you have no fun.

    • 17vishukam Says:

      I totally agree with your first one because my friends also try and cheer me up but they cant always find a solution for my problems.

      • 17williamj Says:

        I partly agree with the third one because some people like to be alone

      • 17amritas Says:

        I toally disagree with vishuka. FRIENDS TRY TO CHEER YOU UP AND YOU CANT? FRIENDS HELP YOU? SO YOUR TRYING TO SAY FRIENDS ARE USELESS?

      • 17adityam Says:

        well you can’t expect them to solve every problem of yours. they are just friends not gods

    • 17kirab Says:

      I dont really agree with your first one because I think friends cant always help you slove problems sometimes it could be solved on your own or with help of your family but I agree that friends can help you solve problems.

    • 17adityam Says:

      i agree with all of yours. i think you should right some more.

  7. 17kabirk Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem
    I agree with this provocation friend can help overcome any problem. Most of the time when my friends are in trouble i would help them and that goes hand in hand with my friends if they see me unhappy they would try to cheer me up.

    2. It’s best to have just have one best friend….
    If you just have only one best friend you will only be close to him/her I think you should have many best friends because life could be so fun with so many good friends.
    3. Friends are important to everyone…..
    I totally agree with this provocation because you need friends without friends life would not be fun, you need somebody to listen to you.

  8. 17atichaw Says:

    1.) Friends can help you overcome any problems…..

    I agree and disagree because yes friends can really help us but in some situations they might cannont mostly I think that our family members are the one who usally helps us the most. I think that sometimes friends can’t help all problems because sometimes they don’t really understand how their friends are really feeling.

    2.) It’s best to just have one best friend……

    I dissagree because if we only have one best friend and that best friend leavevs to another country or what ever what will we do?….. I think that it is best to have more than one best friend be open minded to get more great new friends. It’s good to have lot’s of friends.

    3.) Friends are important to everyone……

    I really agree because friends are really important to us. They can really be very important. If their were no friends in this world our lives won’t be as much fun from right now. We can face to our friends when we have a big problem and you want it to be privet.

    Aries 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • 17kirab Says:

      I think that your third provocation was really good becuase what happens if we have no friends we will be in the life of lonliness.

    • 17vishukam Says:

      I really agree with your third one because a life without any friends at all is totally bad and it will include tons of loneliness. Even if you want to have friends you won’t because you will have never had the experience of how to make a friend. It is almost like having no friends is having no family. After all what is there in a family that is not there in a friend?

    • Tanya Says:

      I really agree with your third provocation because a life without friends would be totally boring, depressed, and unhappy.

      AWESOME:)

  9. 17kirab Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem…..
    I partly agree with this and I partly disagree. I agree because your friends are suppose to be the one who’s always there for you the one who helps you because you help them. They shouldn’t always be on your side in a fight but they should try to help you fix the problem. I disagree with this provocation because sometimes friends can be selfish or lazy and just care about there problems, but when they aren’t helping you with anything you should example talk to then about the problem and get some advice.

    2. It’s best to have just have one best friend….
    Well, actually I am not sure if I disagree with this quote or agree, as I said in one of my other provocations I think it depends on the personality. For me I think I should have more than one best friend if you had to very close friends and you had to choose one what do you think the other one my think. I think it is best to have more than one best friend.

    3. Friends are important to everyone…..
    To me friends are very important because they are the one’s who help me through times of trouble they have fun with me. I think friends are very important to everyone because if you had no friends what would you do your world would be all empty and lonely. So I think friends are important to everyone is a very strong quote.

    • 17erikao Says:

      I agree that friends aren’t always the ones who help you. I also agree that they shouldn’t always be on your side.

    • 17vishukam Says:

      In the part where you said that there are some friends who are lazy to help you, I think that would be called making the wrong decision as your friend because usually true friends are the friends who care for you and will always try and help you when you’re in need for help.

  10. 17erikao Says:

    friends can help you over come any problems:
    I think not every problems but most of them. Some people might not even want to tell their friends their problems but from my perspective, I would tell my problems to my friends if I had any and I think they would help me over come problems.
    It’s best to just have one best friend:
    Well, I think it depends on people. Some might want just one best friend to stick around with the whole time but I prefer having lots of friends. I think it’s important to make new friends and change friends.
    Friends are important to everyone:
    I think it is but maybe for some people, they prefer to just stay by them selves.

    • 17kirab Says:

      i agree with your second provocation because everyone needs to accept change

    • 17vishukam Says:

      I totally agree with your second one because it has a lot of meaning and it actually made me stop and think about it. Yes there are many people in the world who prefer to stay alone, at first I used to be the kind of person who wanted only one true friend and then my interest changed because I started to want a lot more than just one friend.

    • Tanya Says:

      I absolutely agree with your second provocation because it has a lot of meaning in to it. You really made me think about this paragraph. I think there are many people in the world who like to stay alone. Most people like to be with friends so they have company and fun! Like Me!!!

      AWESOME!

  11. 17rayishts Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem….. I gindof agree with this because your friends can help you over come your problems because good friends will always help you.

    2. It’s best to have just have one best friend…. I think it’s a good thing if u have just one good friend then many not so close friends because one close friend can help much more then just lots of normal friends.

    3. Friends are important to everyone…..Well I think friends are importanat to people because without friends when u grow up then u won’t anyone to hange out with. But some people don’t like friends cause they just like to be by there selfs.

  12. Tanya Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem…..

    I beleive that friends can help you overcome many problems, but sometimes the solutions to your problems have to come from yourself. You also have to learn to stand up for yourself and not always depend on others. However, having trustworthy and caring friends always make it easier to solve any problem.

    2. It’s best to have just have one best friend….

    I strongly disagree with this statement. Having many friends is a good opportunity to learn more about different people, places, cultures, interests, beliefs, and more. We also have more people to share the good and the bad things in our lives. So, i’d rather i have many friends than one.

    3. Friends are important to everyone…..

    I completely agree with this statement because friends are people you can choose to be a part of your life. They are the people you can share your thoughts and feelings with. Some people may prefer to be with just their families or alone, but i think that it will be a terribly lonely life:(

    • 17narisal Says:

      I agree with your second provocation because if we get to know more people we would know more about their interests, beliefs, personalities or more.

  13. 17alexanderm Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem…..

    I partly disagree because a lot of the times it is the friends that cause the problem. Sometimes they can help because they are somebody to talk it out with so they can help come up with a solution to stop the problem.

    2. It’s best to have just have one best friend….
    I disagree with this because if you only have one best friend you won’t have anybody else to help stop the problem and you might not have anybody to play with if you only have one best friend.

    3. Friends are important to everyone….. I agree with this because if you don’t have any friends who do you play with or talk to in school. If you don’t have a friend you don’t have anybody to relate to and to laugh with you will just be bored at school. They also help overcome problems that you may face.

    • 17fahs Says:

      I agree with all of your answers but i’m not sure if friends are important to EVERYONE maybe to some people but not EVERYONE you don’t know right.

  14. 17amritas Says:

    Friends can help you overcome any problem…..

    Okay I disagree and agree with this statement. Friends can help you when you have a problem. The person who has a problem will tell what she feel inside. Like she feels that, shes embaressed,shes scared, like an emotion. She will even gossip about her with herother friend who is helping her. I agree that they help you when there is a problem with not your friends friend. I said that because the girl is help both of her friends and will tell what ever the girl said about her or the other girl said about her. Im not saying Friends cant help you overcome any problem. Im saying sometimes not.

    It’s best to have just have one best friend….

    I disagree in this statement because having one best friend!?! It might be really boring having one best friend so why dont find a second one. I agree with this statement to because you have to make your 2 best friends happy. Give them fair things. If you give something better then the other one, then your other friends says, ” No fair! your my best friend!” Here cause a fight. Here we come back with the first statement, “Friends can help you overcome any problem”

    Friends are important to everyone…..

    I agree that friends are important to everyone for a reason. They help you in all sort of ways. Sometimes you get the wrong friend and that friend is not imporant to you by there personality. With out a friend you can have a lonely life! =(

  15. 17adityam Says:

    Friends can help you overcome any problem…

    I agree with this statement that friends can help you overcome any problem because when I am in trouble my friends help me and when they are in trouble, I try helping them by supporting them. But when all of your friends are in trouble(which has happend to me infinty times) nobody can help you.

    It’s best to have just one best friend…

    I partly agree with this statement as it is usually a best friend that helps you. But if you only have one best friend and something happens to that person like he has to go away, then you have no friends which gets really boring.

    Friends are important to everyone…..

    Friends are important to everyone because without friends you can’t do anything. You can’t play, ask for help in homework or other things. And then you also feel that you aren’t a part of the class as no one talks to you and then you get bored and if you get bored then you don’t like going to school.

  16. 17niphans Says:

    Friends can help you overcome any problem…..
    I agree with this provocation as friends always help you overcome any problem. If you have a problem and your friend doesn’t help or just ignores it then they are not your true friend.

    It’s best to have just have one best friend….
    I disagree with this provocation as you should have more than 1 best friend. If your best friend doesn’t help you out means he or she is not your best friend.

    Friends are important to everyone…..
    I agree with this provocation because without friends you would be very lonely. Friends always keep you company and they help you out.

  17. 17narisal Says:

    1)Friends can help you overcome any problems…

    I agree and disagree with this provocation. I agree with this provoacation because friends are the one who you share your ideas or feelings to sometimes, and whenever you have problems friends sometimes helps you. I dissagree with this provocation because sometimes friends could just be selfish and they wouldn’t care about other peoples problems.

    2)It’s best to have just have one best friend….

    I dissagree with the provation because I think that we shouldn’t depend on just one friend and we should have many friends. I think we should have many friends because if we have many friends we could share more of our ideas and we could get to know more about different people. I think we shouldn’t stick to one friend because if they are sick or they have to move to another school you wouldn’t be able to share your feelings and you wouldn’t even get to know more about other people.

    3) Friends are important to everyone…

    I totally agree with this provocation because without friends you wouldn’t have any laughter or fun and also without friends you won’t be able to share your feelings and you will always be keeping your feelings to yourself and you won’t feel fredom. Lastly I think friends are very important to everyone because they could help us through times.

  18. wkirkwood Says:

    Wow – I am really impressed with the depth of the discussion here. It is great you have had time to think about the provocation and added a thoughtful answer.

    Nice work,

    Mr Will

  19. 17marvini Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem…..
    I disagree becasue there are some family problems or personal problem that your friend could not help. I think our friends could help on only some problems like a trouble at school. If you have bad friends I don’t think they would help you so I disagree with this provocation.

    2. It’s best to have just have one best friend….
    I disagree with this provocation because if your only favourite best friend is sick or he couldn’t play with you, no one would play with you. If you have many friends you could play with anyone. If some of your friemds play with someone else you can play with the rest of your friends

    3. Friends are important to everyone…..
    I agree with this provocation becasue you could play with them at school and they might help you on your homework or school work. If you are an adult they might help you on your work and they could go and play something with us.

  20. 17fahs Says:

    1. Friends can help you overcome any problem…..

    I partly agree with this because friends could help you overcome a lot of problems but the problem is that they can’t overcome all the problems you have. I think that your friends can overcome problems about friends but not exactly about you and yourself because they might not know much about you. Some friends don’t even try to solve the problem for you but they always cheer you up.

    2. It’s best to have just one best friend….

    I don’t agree with this because having one best friend in my point of view means having only one friend that you can trust that you can rely on but that might not even be true. You might think that this is my best friend forever but when you grow older it is possible and most likely that you won’t be best friends with them anymore. I also think that having you should have a lot of friend instead of just one best friend when you can pick 2000 friends all over the world.

    3. Friends are important to everyone…..

    To this provocation I agree because if I didn’t have any friends I would just be sitting in the library reading books and when you have any trouble the only thing you would do is go to a teacher and go to the counselor instead of asking any friends so I think that friends are really important to me. But to other people that is again up to their personality because they might like to be by themselves and not liking to hang out with friends and prefer a solo life but when they have any trouble or fears or worries there would be no friends there who might support you. As for others they might like to be with their friends better than being alone.

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