Monday, April 16, 2007
Introduction to the concept of 'Friendship'
Friendship is a term used to denote co-operative and supportive behavior between two or more humans. The term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, and affection. Friends will welcome each other's company and exhibit loyalty towards each other, Their tastes will usually be similar and may converge, and they will share enjoyable activities. They will also engage in mutually helping behavior, such as exchange of advice and the sharing of hardship. A friend is someone who may often demonstrate reciprocating and reflective behaviors. Yet for many, friendship is nothing more than the trust that someone or something will not harm them.

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words"(Donna Roberts). Truly, your friends are your greatest advisors, critic, and well-wisher, and knows you better than anybody else. They understand when you make a fault and caution you against all impending dangers. They rejoice in your glory and cry with you in your personal loss. Friendship is “one mind in two bodies”(Mencius) and it stays with us throughout our life. Friendship is a relationship that is rooted deep within us and there can be no substitute for friendship.

Friendships may not last forever. There may be occasional breakups in our friendships, but we can always throw away our personal grudges and revive our old bonds. Because friendships are glorious chapters in our lives, we should never break ties with our friends. If friendship does not last for any unavoidable circumstance, then we should at least not harbor any hatred against our friends, because friendship is the only unsinkable ship.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship
www.friendship.com.au/

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