Friendship and Friends

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The universally accepted definition of friendship, perhaps, would sound like this: Friendship is a distinctively personal relationship that is grounded in a concern on the part of each friend for the welfare of the other, for the other’s sake, and that involves some degree of intimacy. As such, friendship is undoubtedly central to our lives, in part because the special concern we have for our friends must have a place within a broader set of concerns, including moral concerns, and in part because our friends can help shape who we are as persons. Given this centrality, important questions arise concerning the justification of friendship and, in this context, whether it is permissible to “trade up” when someone new comes along, as well as concerning the possibility of reconciling the demands of friendship with the demands of morality in cases in which the two seem to conflict.

   As for me friendship is something without which the human being is not complete. God has made us and put us in this world to communicate and interact with each other. So if you haven’t a friend, I guess, you have a problem.  

   I think many people will agree that a friend is someone who will be next to you when you most need him … the one who’ll be next to you while everybody else leaves you.

   Garcia Marquez has a wonderful saying about friendship, “a real friend is somebody who holds your hand and feels your heart”. A real friend is someone who understands you looking into your eyes and reading your mind without telling you even a single word, a real friend is someone who criticizes you when everybody sings you glory and comforts you when everybody rejects you. A real friend is kind, patient, devoted, loving, honest, attentive, supporting, and advising, he gives you everything without expecting anything back, his time, his shoulder to cry, his ear to listen to your troubles, his hands to hug you when you are frightened and alone. A friend is someone who brings smiles and happiness in your days and when you are with him you are happy even if you do nothing, but just sit next to him on the side of the road.

  In conclusion I would like to say that this list describing friendship and friends can be added again and again but all of them will contain the same idea, “Friends are important, friends are vital and without friends it would be impossible to leave”


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