The second fruit of friendship, is healthful andsovereign for the understanding, as the first is forthe affections. For friendship maketh indeed a fairday in the affections, from storm and tempests; butit maketh daylight in the understanding, out ofdarkness, and confusion of thoughts. Neither isthis to be understood only of faithful counsel,which a man receiveth from his friend; but beforeyou come to that, certain it is, that whosoever hathhis mind fraught with many thoughts, his witsand understanding do clarify and break up, in thecommunicating and discoursing with another; hetosseth his thoughts more easily; he marshalleththem more orderly, he seeth how they look whenthey are turned into words: finally, he waxethwiser than himself; and that more by an hour’sdiscourse, than by a day’s meditation. It was wellsaid by Themistocles, to the king of Persia, Thatspeech was like cloth of Arras, opened and putabroad; whereby the imagery doth appear infigure; whereas in thoughts they lie but as inpacks. Neither is this second fruit of friendship, inopening the understanding, restrained only tosuch friends as are able to give a man counsel;(they indeed are best;) but even without that, aman learneth of himself, and bringeth his ownthoughts to light, and whetteth his wits as againsta stone, which itself cuts not. In a word, a manwere better relate himself to a statua, or picture,than to suffer his thoughts to pass in smother.
By referring the matter from argument to arms, a new era for politics is struck — a new method of thinking hath arisen. All plans, proposals, &c. prior to the nineteenth of April, i.e. to the commencement of hostilities, are like the almanacks of the last year; which tho' proper then, are superseded and useless now. Whatever was advanced by the advocates on either side of the question then, terminated in one and the same point, viz. a union with Great Britain; the only difference between the parties was the method of effecting it; the one proposing force, the other friendship; but it hath so far happened that the first hath failed, and the second hath withdrawn her influence.
We also hold in our bodies the emotional experience of our lives, the impacts and instances that were important moments. This influences our response to Others, acting from our own stories of what to expect from particular people, from particular situations.
Social exchange processes, equity, similarity and self-disclosure (which was constructed by social penetration theorists Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor), are presupposed to be the main route to relationship and friendship development.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
"The Philosopher of Happiness" - is the author of 100 Secrets for Living a Life You Love, co-author of Simply An Inspired Life, speaker, personal coach, and creator of the popular Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote free email.
A relationship where an individual contains more power over another and asserts this power cannot be defined a friendship regardless of how kind each individual is to the other....
Although it is not shown to have a significant effect on an adolescent’s general self-esteem, quality of friendships during this time can affect children’s future success with forming positive relationships with peer and teachers/adults (Berndt, 2004).
Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (New York: Free Press, A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2009)
Friendships are important to young children but there is a change at the beginning of adolescence -- a move to intimacy that includes the development of a more exclusive focus, a willingness to talk about oneself and to share problems and advi...
America is only a secondary object in the system of British politics, England consults the good of country, no farther than it answers her purpose. Wherefore, her own interest leads her to suppress the growth of in every case which doth not promote her advantage, or in the least interferes with it. A pretty state we should soon be in under such a second-hand government, considering what has happened! Men do not change from enemies to friends by the alteration of a name: And in order to shew that reconciliation is a dangerous doctrine, I affirm, in order that HE MAY ACCOMPLISH BY CRAFT AND SUBTILITY, IN THE LONG RUN, WHAT HE CANNOT DO BY FORCE AND VIOLENCE IN THE SHORT ONE. Reconciliation and ruin are nearly related.
No one but the Jews is expected to be a role-model society. The light that the Jews are obliged to bring to the nations is the light of a united society, where mutual responsibility and friendship prevail, where “love your neighbor as yourself” is the motto, the foundation, and the goal that individuals in the society aspire to achieve.
The conferring members being met, let their business be to frame a CONTINENTAL CHARTER, or Charter of the United Colonies; (answering to what is called the Magna Charta of England) fixing the number and manner of choosing members of Congress, members of Assembly, with their date of sitting, and drawing the line of business and jurisdiction between them: (Always remembering, that our strength is continental, not provincial:) Securing freedom and property to all men, and above all things, the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; with such other matter as is necessary for a charter to contain. Immediately after which, the said Conference to dissolve, and the bodies which shall be chosen comformable to the said charter, to be the legislators and governors of this continent for the time being: Whose peace and happiness, may God preserve, Amen.
One of the most important things in the life is to have a friend, without friends people will suffer from loneliness like in this novel, not everyone in the novel has the same connection and special friendship like George and Lennie’s....
The relationship between two very different young boys, Bruno and Shmuel’s in the film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is an example of the everlasting bond of a perfect friendship based upon the goodness of each other....