We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.
Meaning of the friendship
Friendship means that which mutual relationship between the two or more people with good attachment with a friend and interacted with other in a friendly manner. It is a closeness, association, relationship with two or more people.
It refers to the feeling of companionship and the exchange of true emotions between people.
In the world, the true friendship rarely seen. It all depends on us for the growing true friendship after good selection of good friend. There is such quality of true friends who have the similar moral idea irrespective of the social, cultural, educational and financial idea.
Those people have not any selfish motive from his friend i.e. true friendship. To get a true friendship is very hard and it takes time for the come to the actual friend in life. But when the true friendship breaks, then it becomes so hard to fix it again.
Test of good friendship
- The good prosperity of the good friend is the best identity of the true friend.
- The best test of friendship is adversity.
- They should have the proper difficulty because once bond breaks, then at least they can try to patch the friendship.
- In good days of a man, his so-called friends gather around him, treat him as a beehive. So much time he lives in prosperity the friends cling to him like leeches.
- But when his bad day starts, no friend can be seen. But a true friend does not leave his friend in any situation.
- Every time they never leave us in any situation; even they are also dying for us.
Need of friendship
Friendship is a great purpose to understanding to the people. Even in the animals have a good friendship. They also the right friends with each other.
It very often is seen that among some animals a few group always moves together, they have no expressible voice to exchange their views. Still, they maintain a friendship.
Human beings are the good creation of the God. They have that all senses from which they have moral feelings. For existence and for leading a moral life they need to such a good friend for the good advice and good consultants. Every step of life someone should be unique for advice and consultants us properly.
Every people have the absolute problem in their life, which one they cannot share with his families clearly and cannot discuss with them for their problems.
While, they have the good relation or good cuisine. But everyone wants and needs to good friend in their life, of course, a true friend. They share all things with their friends, whatever is that, while right or bad days, they always with them.
A friend in need is a friend indeed is good proverb on the friendship. At this time everyone needs to the good friend because we don’t want to be alone in the life.
A good friend never leaves in any condition. A need of good friend is the everyone necessity.
The Value of Friendship
“Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatched, unfledged comrade.”
Man is a social animal. He cannot live alone. In his journey through life, he comes into contact with countless people but he cannot open out his heart to everyone. By instinct, he needs some near and dear friend who can share his joys and sorrows with him. So he selects someone who he expects would stand by him through thick and thin. Life would be monotonous and dull without a good friend. Good friends, no doubt, are very rare. Friendship is the marriage of two souls. Friends have no secrets between them and they have a perfect understanding of each other.
Aristotle defines friendship as ‘a single soul dwelling in two bodies’. Friendship is one of the most useful things on earth. Two persons develop friendship when they have similar tastes, similar nature or similar views. They may be different from each other in certain things. But there is something which serves as bond of friendship between them. Money and social status cannot stand in the way of true friendship. The story of the friendship of Lord Krishana and Sudama shows that friendship does not have much to do with social status or economic condition of the friends.
Friends may be true or false. Warning man against false friends, Shakespeare, says,” Most friendship is feigning ; most loving mere folly.” Those who stand by a man through thick and thin are his true friends. Selfish friends stick to a person so long as he is rich. But when he falls on bad days, they leave him. Such selfish friends should be avoided. A friend in need is a friend indeed. It is rightly said that prosperity wins friends and adversity tries them. A full purse always attracts friends while an empty purse tries them. Oliver Goldsmith rightly remarks:
“And what is friendship but a name,
A charm that lulls to sleep,
A shade that follows wealth or fame,
But leaves the wretch to weep?”
The choice of friends should be made very wisely. The choice of our friends can make or mar our career. “Acquaintance with many, familiarity with a few, friendship with one and enmity with none,” should be our guiding principle while making the choice. Unequal friendship seldom lasts long. Friends should normally be almost of equal age, social status and temperament.
Real friendship is a rare blessing. When dark clouds of sorrow surround us on all side, a true friend serves as a ray of light. He encourages and inspires us. He cheers us up in our sorrow. When he shares our sorrows, they are reduced to minimum. He serves us as a mirror in which we can see our good and bad points. He is to us a “guide, philosopher and friend.” A true friend should be self-sacrificing and noble-hearted. Charles Lamb must be thinking of some such friend when he said,
“Friend of my bosom, thou more than a brother
Why wert thou not born in my father’s dwelling?”
“A faithful friend,” says the Bible,” is a medicine of life.” Rather, he is a panacea for all ills. But it is hundred times better to have a wise enemy than a foolish friend. We must distinguish between true friend and false friends. A true friend is one who stands by us in adversity. A false friend, on the other hand, serves his own interests. Our whole life is liable to be influenced, either for good or for evil, by our choice of friends. Unfortunately, however, many people make their choice in haste and, therefore, repent at leisure.