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  • Friendship

    Friendship is a feeling of love, affection, and camaraderie between two people who do not belong to the same family. It is a bond that is built on trust, respect, and mutual liking for each other. From a very young age, humans start to form friendships with others who have similar hobbies, interests and beliefs. While some friendships last for a lifetime, some fizzle out due to misunderstandings and physical distances.

    Aristotle’s Three Types of Friendships

    ‘Man is by nature a social animal whose inclination is to live in the company of others’. These are the famous words of Greek philosopher Aristotle. According to him, friendships can be classified as three types. The first type is utilitarian friendship, where two people become friends because they are mutually useful to each other. Colleagues at work are a perfect example of friendship based on utility. The second type of friendship is purely based on general pleasure that you get by being in someone’s company. If you find someone funny or interesting, you like spending time with them and eventually become good friends. The third type of friendship is called the friendship of good. In this type of friendship, both parties have respect and admiration for another.

    There is also a theory that deepest bonds of friendships are formed in childhood and adolescent years. We often meet our best friends at a young age. And as we grow older, the new friendships that we form cannot match up to what we feel for old friendships. Friendship is one of the fundamental themes of pop culture as books, movies, TV shows, and other art forms often talk about friendship. In fact, the show Friends revolves around the lives of six best friends and how their friendship evolves over time.

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  • What Friendship Is Friendship

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    friends, from the fake. A friendship is not a meaning, but a message, that only they can understand. I always felt like I never really understood friendship. I only knew that I did have friends, that would would never spread one of my secrets to another human being. I knew friendship was important, it was so very special to anyone who was lucky enough to receive it. It was like a dream come true. I even still

  • Defining Friendship And Friendship

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    (Kanye West). The terms friend and friendship can be defined differently by all and also mean more or less to some. Common interest and history are frequently used when defining friendship. And although there is nothing wrong using either to define friendship I believe there is more to it. A friendship, for me, consist of more than history and must include support, checking up on each others well being, and honesty. Having support is just one of the pieces in a friendship, but could arguably be the most

  • Friendship Is...

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    Technically, friendship is defined as a distinctive kind of relationship that is grounded in a concern on the part of each friends for the welfare of the others sake, and that involves some degree of intimacy (Stanford Encyclopedia). Friendship is having a feeling of comfort , trust and love with another person. You could consider your bestfriend like family. The t.v. show friends demonstrates what friendship is all about.The ups the and the downs. They sometimes get mad at each other and may stop

  • Friendship

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    For a long time i hated my friends, to a point that our friendship seemed like it would never happen and was a nonexistent thing. I use the term hate lightly, but it seems more appropriate than the word strongly dislike. There was a point in time where my friends had hurt me severely, they weren’t considered friends back then because we were just school acquaintances. But as the year progressed a friend resurrected our friendship, and now they are my best friends….. quite ironic considering the people

  • Friendship

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    Friendship is the relationship that helps humans get through everyday life. Without friends people would not have a strong support system or someone to have their backs through difficult situations. Friendship has been seen to be a key component in the development of characters. Directors and authors portray friends as positive influences on characters. Friends are especially important in The Hobbit and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Bilbo Baggins and Sherlock Holmes experience the benefits of

  • Friendship

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    The human survival is based on friendship. From the highest authority to the lowest bums living on the streets all of them have experienced in some way or the other one of these different kinds of friendships. We take this friendship for granted because it is something that exists naturally in society and most of us never really have to actually go out into the world looking for a friend. Those of us who have had to live in a foreign country or in new surroundings have learned how important this

  • Friendship Essay: The State Of Friendship

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    honor of experiencing friendship, but never has friendship been defined in a way where it encompasses the true feelings and duties that come along with it. Webster’s Dictionary refers to the definition of friendship as “The state of being friends;the quality or state of being friendly : friendliness.” To me this just scratches the surface of what friendship means. Friendship to me is not only just being friendly, but rather the journey that friends take along the way. Friendship is a deeper connection

  • Friendship

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    A friend by definition is someone you know well and regard with affection and trust. I am not a very outgoing person, and to be totally honest, I am very isolated from other human beings. Except for my family and people at school. I cannot say who I would like to have as friend. I never given much thought. Perhaps I like God to be my friend. He is not selfish and very forgiving. He knows the hearts, seeing you for you; the imperfections, the motives, the joys and virtues. I could say what qualities

  • Friendship

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    Friendship I jumped into my bed, exhausted from my late-night babysitting job.  It was past midnight, and I was looking forward to sleeping since I had to get up for work in about eight hours.  Normally, I would have pulled my big, fluffy down comforter up to my chin right away, but my body felt as if it were on fire with fever.  A bad cold had hit me, just as it always does during the mid-spring season.  I could hardly breathe, and my head was pounding.  I tossed and turned until I finally