Friendship – Friendship is the feeling of mutual regard
Friendship is the feeling of mutual regard and attachment which grows up among person who come in contact with one another in the affairs of life. It is quite a natural feeling, and grows and is intensified as a result of frequent intercourse. Usually the feeling is engendered between persons with the same temperaments tastes and ideas Like to like is the law which governs friendship Persons with different tastes can never agree and become friends. because they cannot sympathies with one another: and with sympathy there can he no friendship Man is a social animal. he must mix with others A man who lives in solitude is either an angel or a beast. but the majority d of men are not angels. They must, therefore, associate with others. ndy if they do not wish to become misanthropists. And it is a great pleasure to associate with kindred natures It is easier to make enemies than to make friends. The d reason is that true friends are very rare, and every
one whom we meet and converse with or deal with, however outwardly attractive his manners and whatever his professions may be, cannot he trusted as a friend. You can agree with and like very few men, hut every one with whom you disagree or whom you dislike may become your enemy. Besides, false friends are more dangerous than real tr enemies. That was why some one is said to have exclaimed. “Save me from my friends.” A true friend is a he would fit help you in time of need, and a friend in need is a friend indeed selfish men would leave you as soon as their self-interest is satisfied, and at the first sight of danger. hut a true and faithful friend would follow you like shadow, and would remain with you through thick and thin. We can express our inmost feelings to our friends and impart to them our greatest secrets with confidence, and thus relieve our hearts of a great harden. A friend’s counsel, his sympathy, his help. lighten our anxieties. He shares our jays and sorrows. A true and faithful friend is also a great corrector of our faults. By his gentle advice and as a resul of our association w him, and by the silent influence of his example, our angularity smoothed in distress and misery. when we feel lonely. whole world is dark. a true friend is our only support A tr friends is thus a great medicine for all the ills of life. He is source of comfort and solace, and upholds us in difficulties evil. Friendship is dryly blessed. It renders prosperity wee brilliant and adversity more bearable Cherish true friends,
help them, work or them. defend them, stand up for them if attacked. rejoice with them if they prosper. sympathies with them in eil times, and console them if they are in trouble. A true friend would warn us if we go wrong. But a foolish and a selfish friend is very dangerous. He will injure us, though unwillingly A time-serving friend is like poisoned milk, and we must shun him We mus distinguish between true friends and false friends. True friendship must be based on virtue and truth The choice of friends is very difficult. We must chews our friends with great care. and having once chosen them, we should not lose them. If we wish that others should be true to us. we should also he true to them. Shakespeare says- Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tired, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.