Friends... forever?

This is more of a personal blog. Y'day I was witness to something that generally happens amongst friends. At the expense of sounding cliched, It's a classic case of chiding amongst friends, carried a bit too far. It made me ask a lotta questions...

In friendship, do you actually care enough about the other person to ensure that you don't hurt his/her feelings?

Are you allowed to pull legs and make the other person feel bad? Coz, personally I have been at the butt end of jokes, muting my opinion, hoping that people will get it over with fast.

Do you snub it off in the beginning, or only when it crosses a limit?

If it crosses a limit, then isn't the damage already done?

Should you forgive your friend[s] at the end of it, or just leave it be?

Should you have a talk about this with your friends or let it be?

Should you actually feel bad about your own friends pulling your leg or is it their right and you should actually learn to deal with it, if they are indeed kidding?

I don't have answers to any of these questions. But these had to get outta me somewhere :-D!!