Persuasive Essay Friendship

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The cause of most problem in our society, such as, but not limited to, divorce, suicide, and obesity are often thought to trace back to big problems such as deficiency, misery, or stress but researchers suggest we are overlooking something crucial: friendship. Aristotle, a philosopher, once said, “In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort and aid the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds” (Collingwood, 2006). Friendships take away a sense of loneliness, friendships also give chances for companionship (Mayo Clinical Staff, 2016). Many people in our society think that friendships are not vital or necessary but, research shows friendships are crucial to…show more content…
Most of the concern of this problem, our society faces is peoples’ intellectual development (Stout, 2010). The term, “friend” has been given a new definition by our society, people we have never met before are connecting with us through, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and many others, these people can see the things we are mad about, where we ate for lunch and even our political views. Pew Research states that ten percent of Americans have only a smartphone at home and no home phone which makes them more dependent on that single phone (Burchbach, 2016). “The question on researchers’ minds is whether all that texting, instant messaging and online social networking allows children to become more connected and supportive of their friends — or whether the quality of their interactions is being diminished without the intimacy and emotional give and take of regular, extended face-to-face time” (Stout, 2010). Technology is a strong reason why society is turning away from personal friendships, but we are blessed to have a perfect example of the greatest personal

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