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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

  • 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

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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

  • Perfect Friendship is The Friendship of Men

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    about Alice’s betrayal of their friendship, she wondered: what is a true friend? In an attempt to ease her pain, Harriet got a big bowl of ice cream, and lost herself in reading the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. There, she discovered that there were actually three different forms of friendship: pleasure, utility and perfection. As Harriet read on, she came to realize that her relationship with Alice appeared to fit Aristotle's model of a utility based friendship. Alice had seemed to like her

  • Personal Essay: Friendship And Friendship

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    if needed, and to be for each other without waiting for the return. This special relationship can be achieved with close friends. Unlike family and relatives, you can choose whom you consider a friend. I agree with Deresiewicz when he writes, “Friendships, unlike blood ties, are elective.” That is to say, we are totally free to choose our friends, and obviously it is not the same case regarding family or relatives. Some of us carry in his or her memory happy familiar moments while others carry sad

  • The Internet Friendships: The Web Of Friendship?

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    The Web of Friendship Friendship is imperative to us; it impacts our lives and shapes our character. However, there is a misconception regarding what friendship really is. When asked if we know our best friend, how can we say no? We instantly envision a neighbor or classmate; someone we’ve known our whole lives. We’ve been to their house, and met their parents. However, not all friendships are so easily fabricated. There are such friendships where you can’t meet their parents, or hang out after