I thought it might be a good idea to read up on friendship. It is a sad state of affairs that in the modern world people are so isolated. In the olden days, even the days of my childhood, your friends were the ones that didn’t pull your hair, shared their sweets and toys and were fun to play with. That is the thought in many ways that I have brought forward into my grown up world and some of the qualities that I still look for in those that I would choose to call friend.Aristotle says that is is better to love than to be loved and I think about this. I love and I listen but as I said before, I think at this point in my life there are more people that I know that would rather be loved than actually love others. Are friendships like mobile phone contracts where you look for best roaming prices for your journey ? or are they different? Aristotle says that you need to live with your friend and that friends need to stand the test of time. What I take this to mean is that I really need to give the old ones a better chance to be there for me, because they have survived the test of time. I think of the childhood song ’make new friends but keep the old one is silver and the other gold’. He says though, that it is probably best not to have too many because good friendships take time.
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