The Meaning of Friendship

Date: 20-03-2010 11:34 am (14 years ago) | Author: kiNG
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Friendship is a state of being emotionally attached to another person, resulting from feelings of affection. It is also a warm and intimate relationship with someone you like and trust. It often does not involve any segxwal interactions. Friends provide a basic source of happiness, pleasure and companionship.

Friendship is very crucial to adolescents because it helps to ease the transition from childhood to adulthood. It also provides opportunity for acquiring experiences, which would aid the process of developing a self-identity and enhance the ability to socialize, develop appropriate inter-personal communication and conflict management skills.

Friendships are among the most important relationship we form in life. Through friendship, individuals come to know, trust, and depend on each other for affection, acceptance and support. The most important relationships outside of the family are those we establish with our friends.

True friendship involves:

• Mutual respect, which means relating with others in ways that honor their personal values, decisions and choices, even if they differ from ours.
• Acceptance of people as they are and not always trying to change or make them live up to our own expectations.
• Honest communication, which is the sharing of truth and being able to talk about sensitive issues or negative behaviors without malice.
• Support, which involves being able to support each other consistently; being able to depend upon someone.

Other things that draw people together in friendship may include: common interest, similarity of values and attitude, warmth, ability to keep confidences, age, background, loyalty and gender.

The avenues through which friendship can be made include: peer group, neighborhood, school/class mates, religious gatherings, workplace, and playgroup. Friendship is so important because:

• People learn social skills from friendship
• It provide opportunity for people to share experiences
• It promote self-esteem
• It helps build self-confidence
• It provides companionship
• It involves fun, sharing and caring
• It promotes mutual respect
• Appropriate inter-personal communication skills are developed



Posted: at 20-03-2010 11:34 AM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
- esonu at 20-03-2010 11:38 AM (14 years ago)
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learning

Posted: at 20-03-2010 11:38 AM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- ebony_cutie at 20-03-2010 01:28 PM (14 years ago)
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Good stuff poster
Posted: at 20-03-2010 01:28 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- onchedu at 20-03-2010 01:31 PM (14 years ago)
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Maybe later. this is quite long.
Posted: at 20-03-2010 01:31 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- dirtykid at 20-03-2010 02:40 PM (14 years ago)
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Friendship is friendship.

Posted: at 20-03-2010 02:40 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- MrDon at 20-03-2010 02:44 PM (14 years ago)
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poster ur posts re usually long ooo
Posted: at 20-03-2010 02:44 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- HOPEA23 at 20-03-2010 02:59 PM (14 years ago)
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Hehehe

Posted: at 20-03-2010 02:59 PM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- PreetyInstinct at 20-03-2010 03:04 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: onchedu on 20-03-2010 01:31 PM
Maybe later. this is quite long.
Realli?i think dis ok compared 2 all the other scripts called topics.

Posted: at 20-03-2010 03:04 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- zie85er at 21-03-2010 03:45 PM (14 years ago)
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friendship is relative...i think

Posted: at 21-03-2010 03:45 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- pkingx at 21-03-2010 03:55 PM (14 years ago)
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lol...y u guys think dis post is too long?...i figured lot of guys on 9japals do abuse 'friendship' ...dis is really weird...isn't it preetyInstincts?

Posted: at 21-03-2010 03:55 PM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- pkingx at 21-03-2010 03:58 PM (14 years ago)
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theres more to friendship than wat most of us practice here

Posted: at 21-03-2010 03:58 PM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zie85er at 21-03-2010 11:40 PM (14 years ago)
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preach!!!...preacher

Posted: at 21-03-2010 11:40 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- PreetyInstinct at 21-03-2010 11:42 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: pkingx on 21-03-2010 03:55 PM
lol...y u guys think dis post is too long?...i figured lot of guys on 9japals do abuse 'friendship' ...dis is really weird...isn't it preetyInstincts?
No not me ochendu. . .hehe

Posted: at 21-03-2010 11:42 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- belindajustins at 22-03-2010 11:19 AM (14 years ago)
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e make sense
Posted: at 22-03-2010 11:19 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Tuks at 22-03-2010 11:46 AM (14 years ago)
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@Poster....Nice one!
Posted: at 22-03-2010 11:46 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sesgylove at 22-03-2010 12:03 PM (14 years ago)
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nice one but too long
Posted: at 22-03-2010 12:03 PM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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