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    Question what do they mean?

    One of my friend asks me what the following sentences mean, but I completely have no idea. Does anyone can help me?

    1> a friend to everybody is a friend to nobody

    2>Everybody's business is nobody's business

    3>When everybody is somebody,then nobody is anybody


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    Re: what do they mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by jenny,Mei View Post
    One of my friend asks me what the following sentences mean, but I completely have no idea. Does anyone can help me?

    1> a friend to everybody is a friend to nobody

    2>Everybody's business is nobody's business

    3>When everybody is somebody,then nobody is anybody

    1> a friend to everybody is a friend to nobody

    If you are friends with everybody, then being your friend is not special. Everybody is your friend anyway, so friendship become meaningless.


    2>Everybody's business is nobody's business

    What everybody else is doing is their business, and nobody else's.


    3>When everybody is somebody,then nobody is anybody

    Similar to the first one. If everybody is rich and famous, the being rich and famous doesn't make you important - a 'somebody' - any more.


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    Re: what do they mean?

    thank you for your help, Andrew Whitehead. now I got it.


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    Re: what do they mean?

    you are welcome

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    Re: what do they mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by jenny,Mei View Post
    One of my friend asked me what the following sentences mean, but I completely have no idea. Can anyone help me?

    1> a friend to everybody is a friend to nobody

    2>Everybody's business is nobody's business

    3>When everybody is somebody,then nobody is anybody


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    Smile Re: what do they mean?

    Queenbu, you're quite right, thank you for correcting me.

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