Friendship And God

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Friendship And God
Human beings are social creatures. They strive for companionship with others.

Although there are some people that might find pleasure in solitude, it seems
clear that the majority of people do seek companionship if possible. Central
among these companionships are friendships. For some people, this is what makes
life worthwhile, the presence of friends. Friendship is a sort of goodness, or
at the least implies it. When taking a closer, more specific look at this kind
of relationship, one is not only able to create connotations for the word, but
are also able to experience the true advantages gained through the virtue of
friendship. Friendship in essence is what really measures a good person. With
friendship one is not following laws, one is naturally giving and receiving, a
mutual sharing of things in life. Wanting friendship is natural instinct, and
for the most part there is no escaping friendship in some form or another. If
one is involved in community life, marriage, or plainly has a family in general,
friendship will cross the path. Throughout our lives, we get into different
kinds of relationships. Some relationships we cannot choose like family ties.

These are relationships we are born in, and we cannot break them anymore than we
can stop breathing. Even denying their existence does not change the fact that
your mother and father, brother and sister, are who they are. Other
relationships are not forced upon us but we do not have complete control over
them, like who we fall in love with. We do not choose who we want to fall in
love with even though we do choose the situations that makes it possible for the
feelings to appear. The third kind of relationships are friendships. Friendships
are one of the most important kinds of relationships you can be involved in. One
reason for this is that you can choose your friend, unlike your family. But what
kind of friend you are, depends on your character. Friendships bring out the
best in us, and a person without friends has serious difficulty accomplishing
that feat. Most of us tend to consider many people friends, even if they are not
close and do not spend much time with them. Examples of these might be
colleagues, fellow students, neighbors and even your mailman. They might not be
close friends, but they are friends in some sense of the word. Although they are
friends that are here today and gone tomorrow, they are important because they
are your connection to the rest of the world. Sometimes there is an inequality,
and a way of balance must be found. Just as money differs on various kinds of
products, qualifications and contributions differ in most friendships. True

Friends share more than just mutual enjoyment of each other’s company. Only
someone true to their own self can become a true friend. The reason for that is
only the true individual will seek out the ultimate good, and among the goods,
there is that friend. One cannot be self-sufficient without a friend because
that element or bond of friendship provides strengths in the areas of weakness,
while same goes for the other person in the relationship. In true friendships,
people see the reflection of themselves as well, and they discover new sides
within themselves that they would not otherwise be able to find. The friend
becomes an extension of that person. Having true friends is the foundation for
building connections in life. For many, the way to the world is through their
friends. Through friendships people are introduced to new people, and as that
new friendship grows the same process occurs again. Gathering a circle of close
friends and continuing to allow that circle to grow can leads us to the entire
world. In order for people to be good friends they must have love for
themselves. For ages there have been people who have struggled over the puzzle
about whether one ought to love oneself or someone else most of all. Those who
love everybody but themselves will end up loving nobody, but those who love
themselves and no one else will shun their fellow man and in turn receive little
love from others. Only friends can help you distribute the love you have for the
world and for yourself. For example, when I first entered high school I had
decided that my few friends and I were the only normal people there. I wasted
two years of high school sitting at the lunch table everyday, complaining about

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