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Friendship is an important piece in a human’s life. Our friendships mold us into the personalities we become. The saying that a friend in need is a friend indeed is very apt in this scenario because good friends are those who are reliable and trustworthy. at a younger age, our demands are not too high regarding friendships as we rely mostly on our parents, siblings and relatives for important things. The friends we formed at this age are merely considered playmates rather than companions and confidants. Thus, our expectations of them are not high. When we are affectionate, we become active. We spend time thinking of our friends, important things to them, and how to find ways to help them. We enjoy our time with our friends, so we look forward to activities with them. A friend is a person capable of loving irrespective of whether he is being loved or not. Friendship can exist between the same sex: man-man, woman-woman, or opposite sex: man-woman, so celebrate responsibly It transcends age and could subsist between even an old man and a small boy. Human beings also establish friendships with their pet animals such as cats, dogs, horses, doves and parrots. Friendship can also be felt in familial relationships between father and son, mother and daughter, husband and wife, brother and sister, elder brother and younger brother. Yet, more than friendship, love is the binding force in familial relationships in #dosti #yaari. In a deeper sense, love is below friendship because it is an above/below relation, one of hierarchy and condition. It is implied, then, that friendship is freedom plus equality. It involves choice and volition. The concept of #friendship needs exploration because often a man is known by the company he keeps; knowing the company helps one to know oneself and develop his personality to the fullest. Each of our friends mirrors a rejected or acknowledged trait in us. They happen to be our friends because it is ourselves in different forms, and a unified vision of them constitutes to the sameness of our identity. Friendships provide children with more than just fun playmates. Friendships help children develop emotionally and morally. In interacting with friends, children learn many social skills, such as how to communicate, cooperate, and solve problems. They practice controlling their emotions and responding to the emotions of others. They develop the ability to think through and negotiate different situations that arise in their relationships. Having friends even affects children’s school performance. Children tend to have better attitudes about school and learning when they have friends there. In short, children benefit greatly from having friends. Making new friends can be exciting or intimidating, depending on your personality and your circumstances, but ultimately it is rewarding. To meet new people who might become your friends, you have to go to places where others are gathered. The hardest thing about going out and doing anything in the community is doing it for the ﬁrst time. It’s hard for everyone. Push through those hard feelings and go. Most of the time, you will be glad you did. A high-quality friendship is characterized by high levels of prosaically behavior, in timacy,and other positive features, and low levels of conflicts, rivalry, and other negative features. Friendship quality has been assumed to have direct effects on many aspects of children’s social development, including their self-esteem and social adjustment. Recent research suggests, however, that friendship quality affects primarily children’s success in the social world of peers. Friendship quality could also have indirect effects, by magnifying or diminishing the influence of friends on each other’s attitudes and behaviors. Having high-quality friendships may lessen children’s tendencies to imitate the behavior of shy and withdrawn friends, but little evidence supports the hypothesis that high-quality friendships magnify friends’ influence. In conclusion, recognition of enmity even when friendship is alive and kicking can give a cosmic and comprehensive view of a relationship resulting in its intensified quality and enhanced exchange of friendly love. But leaving this aspect of friendship in the dark, will soon render a relationship arbitrary and leaves its partners in a quandary with rankling fear for continuity/discontinuity. The word “friend” the English language, but at least we can agree on what true friends are. True friends are hard to find. But once you find them, they will always be there, listen to you and be the best people to spend time with. No wonder true friends are so rare! Share a hug with your best friends.
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