what is friendship?

India
April 17, 2008 6:55am CST
please post your review about friendship and tell which person is friend ..i mean to say that what quality should a person have to become a friend of anyone..
4 responses
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
Friendship means trusting yourself with someone who has seen you at worst and loves you anyway. It means teasing each other and laughing at inside jokes nobody but only the 2 of you understands. It means being safe enough to talk about anything and having the patience to work out disagreements. It means counting on someone who sympathizes when you had a bad day, worries about you when you're gone too long and always welcomes you with open arms no matter what.
• India
17 Apr 08
Friendship for me is just another acronym for trust.. friendship can only be there between two persons if trust is there between them.Friendship is that when two people help each other whenever one is in some problem.Its all about helping each other and helping other to come out of bad situations.Friendship is when two people are always with each other no matter what happens.Its a thing which can't be defined exactly but can only be felt or lived..
@jmicy1029 (197)
• China
17 Apr 08
In my view,Friendship is a tie or a bridge that can link two together.When you have difficulties,he or she will help you as he can.when they have problems ,they will seek help from you.And happy together,sad together...Have the same faith or even have different opinions,you can respect each other,and can absorb each other's merit,and move on and on.So this is a little idealied....so for me ,it is hard to find a true friend
@kalass (611)
• India
17 Apr 08
Friendship is a term used to denote co-operative and supportive behavior between two or more humans. This article focuses on the notion specific to interpersonal relationships. In this sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, and affection along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis. Friends will welcome each other's company and exhibit loyalty towards each other, often to the point of altruism. 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. Value that is found in friendships is often the result of a friend demonstrating on a consistent basis: the tendency to desire what is best for the other, sympathy and empathy, honesty, perhaps in situations where it may be difficult for others to speak the truth, especially in terms of pointing out the perceived faults of one's counterpart mutual understanding. In a comparison of personal relationships, friendship is considered to be closer than association, although there is a range of degrees of intimacy in both friendships and associations. Friendship and association can be thought of as spanning across the same continuum. The study of friendship is included in sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and zoology. Various theories of friendship have been proposed, among which are social psychology, social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles. See Interpersonal relationships Friendship is considered one of the central human experiences, and has been sanctified by all major religions. The Epic of Gilgamesh, a Babylonian poem that is among the earliest known literary works in history, chronicles in great depth the friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. The Greco-Roman had, as a paramount example, the friendship of Orestes and Pylades. The Abrahamic faiths have the story of David and Jonathan. Friendship played an important role in German Romanticism. A good example for this is Schiller's Die B├╝rgschaft. The Christian Gospels state that Jesus Christ declared, "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends."(John 15:13). In philosophy, Aristotle is known for his discussion (in the Nicomachean Ethics) of philia, which is usually (somewhat misleadingly) translated as "friendship," and certainly includes friendship, though is a much broader concept. Cultural variations: (stub-section) A group of friends consists of two or more people who are in a mutually pleasing relationship engendering a sentiment of camaraderie, exclusivity, and mutual trust. There are varying degrees of "closeness" between friends. Hence, some people choose to differentiate and categorize friendships based on this sentiment.