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Blood Is Thicker Than Water

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Written by   360
2 months ago

We all know that this phrase. We have heard this many times especially when the topic is about being a family.

This phrase is a proverb that means a family's bond is stronger and more important than in any other relationships like friendship. It's used back since 12th century in the Germany.

There are many people saying/ stating that the original meaning/phrase of this is "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb." which somewhat contradicts what we have been used to with the meaning of the phrase. It was said that it may not only be blood-related to be considered as "blood" but it's something about your strong bond as of like a family. Friends that you share a strong bond as if they are your 'blood' can also be considered. And even just a friend with strong bond(Blood of the covenant), it may be thicker than with a family member (water in the womb). If you read the original form of the phrase you can see that it has a different meaning than what we are used to believe in. It has a meaning that has been corrupted over the years, maybe in the Middle Ages when bloodline was all that's important.

In our lives, we have these special people that we share a connection and bond with as deep as what we are sharing to our family. And admit it or not, we sometimes feel that our relationship with someone not related (especially love/romantic) is stronger than the ties we have with one of our bloodline. There are also these relatives that treat you like a stranger and/or not important. We all know that we also tend to feel more stronger bond to someone else than with a blood-related individual. Romantic love for example.

No matter what the original meaning of this phrase is, I still think that family bond is so important that you should not take it for granted. And I also think that your relationship to other people may also be considered as a family bond when you share unconditional ties with them. Like with someone you love, care about and someone very dear to you.

May it be with a blood-related individual or not, you should always value people you care about. Make it equal as much as possible. There's no law stating you can't value someone else more if they're not blood related. Be good and value everyone and try hard not to make someone feel like they are less important just because they are the 'water' in the phrase.

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Hmm does the blood related count if it's through a blood pact since in most cases, the bond is stronger between companions than family

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2 months ago

could be... as long as there's a deep bond between the two...

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2 months ago

Aight, I'm gonna make a blood pact with my best friend UwU

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2 months ago

hahaha go! make your relationship sacred 😁😆

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2 months ago

I agree with this, really!

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2 months ago

the original or the revised? hehe

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2 months ago

Hmmm, for me both

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2 months ago

Hmmm. I believe in both original and revised text though. There are some situations where people are more binded with others that are not their relatives than their own bloodline. While there are some who sticks as one because they are related.

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2 months ago

Yeah. world is full of contradictions sometimes hehe

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2 months ago

I agreed to it. Pero kahit pa sino pang tao yan we need to value them. We all human that deserves to be respected and be respectful. Hindi pocket di kaibigan or ka-close, you don't care na sa feelings nila. Maraming taong ganon in real life.

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2 months ago

hayy naku sinabi mo pa sis.... we all deserve to be the 'blood'

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2 months ago

Yes po, blood is thicker than water po though in my case po especially sa half siblings q po eh prang mlabo po un, lol, ms nakakatulong pa nga po sa akin ung ndi q po kaano-ano po, lol, but that's alright lng po, cguro katwiran po nla eh halfsister lng nman po nla aq n patay na po ung ng-uugnay po sa amin, lol

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2 months ago

ang pagiging blood sa blood is thicker than water di nangangahulugang kamag anak. minsan yung 'blood' ay kaibigan mo.. basta parang pamilya na ganun hehe

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2 months ago

Gnun po ba, lol

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